Daily Word Of God
John 20:24, 25b-29
Thomas, called the Twin, who was one of the Twelve, was not with the diaciples 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. Doubt no longer but believe.’ Thomas replied, ‘My Lord and my God.’
Jesus said to them: ‘You believe because you can see me. Happy 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?
- In today’s Gospel Jesus appeared to Thomas who doubted His Resurrection. But, when Thomas recognized Jesus, he believed and exclaimed, “My Lord and my God.”
- Through the gift of faith we, proclaim that Jesus is our Risen Lord and our God. He died and rose that we have new life in Him and have it to the full.
- How does the Risen Christ influence and affect the way you live your daily life especially when you face different challenges? Do you doubt or trust Him more?