Feast of St Thomas, Apostle: Monday 3rd July, 2023

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Dear Friend in the Lord,

Apostle Thomas’ Faith: In today’s Gospel, Thomas the apostle had doubts in Jesus’ resurrection.  But later, he responded “My Lord and my God” with great faith and humility, when he saw the Risen Lord.  He evangelized the faith in India, and died a martyr’s death.  Ponder on, “Do we doubt like Thomas, but are sincere in our committed love for God?”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

John 20:24, 25b-29

Thomas, called the Twin, who was one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. Thomas answered, ‘Unless I can see the holes that the nails made in his hands and can put my finger into the holes they made, and unless I can put my hand into his side, I refuse to believe.’

Eight days later the disciples were in the house again and Thomas was with them. The doors were closed, but Jesus came in and stood among them. ‘Peace be with you,’ he said. Then he spoke to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; look, here are my hands. Give me your hand; put it into my side. Do not be unbelieving any more but believe.’ Thomas replied, ‘My Lord and my God.’

Jesus said to him: ‘You believe because you can see me. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.’