“Blessed are they who have not seen and have believed”
Today is the feast day of the Apostle, St. Thomas. Poor St. Thomas he gave up everything to follow our Lord, but he is best known for saying the following:
“Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands
and put my finger into the nail marks
and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”
When St Thomas sees the risen Christ he declared:
“My Lord and my God”
Almost every commentary has Thomas touching Christ’s wounds, but Johns Gospel says only: “Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
as we honor Thomas the apostle,
let us always experience the help of his prayers.
May we have eternal life by believing in Jesus,
whom Thomas acknowledged as Lord,
for He lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.