Faith Seen and Unseen

Blessed are they who have not seen and have believed”

CARAVAGGIO The Incredulity of Saint Thomas

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!”

Almighty Father,
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.

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry was ordained in 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren.. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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