Easter Week 2nd: Divine Mercy Sunday, 16th April, 2023

Daily Word Of God

John 20:24-29

Thomas, called the Twin, who was one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples said to him, ‘We have seen the Lord,’ but he 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.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Like Thomas most people in the secular world would believe only if the truth can be verified.  However faith is a gift from God, we have to first believe and then deepen our faith through our understandings.


  • When Jesus appeared to Thomas, he immediately believed totally and worshipped Jesus as the Risen Lord of His life.


  • Jesus said to Thomas, “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.” Can these words of Jesus apply to us or are we more like doubting “Thomas” in our daily living especially during trials and temptations?