Thought of the Day July 3, 2017

By 9:16 AM

As we celebrate the Feast of the Apostle St. Thomas, we reflect
on that powerful scene in John’s Gospel. Jesus appeared to
Thomas, who had expressed his doubt that Jesus was risen.
Showing the Apostle his wounds from the crucifixion, Jesus
invited him to touch them. Thomas answered and said to him,
“My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you come to
believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have
not seen and have believed.” It is one thing to see and believe. It
is a greater grace to believe before or without seeing. Do we
believe in Jesus because of some sign and wonder or do we
believe because of who Jesus is? Thomas’ faith proclamation
reveals that though he saw a man risen from the dead, he
believed that Jesus was God. This leap of faith from the known
to the mystery of the unknown is truly a grace from God. We do
this after the consecration of the bread and wine. We see one
thing with our human eyes but believe another with the eyes of
faith. “My Lord and my God.”

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