Daily Word Of God
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.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- Jesus will bless us abundantly if we sincerely acknowledge Him as “Our Lord and Our God.”
- How authentic is our faith? Do we fully believe that Jesus has conquered death and won for us eternal life by His resurrection?
- Ponder on this Truth and ask for the grace to deepen this central belief of our faith.