Monday July 3
Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle
Do not doubt but believe
  • Ephesians 2:19-22
  • Psalm 117:1-2
  • John 20:24-29

The dignity that we are given in being members of God’s household is not something that we have deserved or earned – it is God’s gift. Think of all who are estranged, left out or feel marginalized. Think of how our words and attitudes can remind them of their true dignity, can help them to realise that we are called into one family in God. We are connected with the apostles, saints and prophets. Let us remember that we are a dwelling place for God. Let us try to reflect God’s generosity by how we live. “To see is to believe.” Proof is needed to accept something as a fact. We need some sort of validation. Yet, faith is anchored in what is unseen. Jesus told his disciples that he will rise from the dead on the third day. His words are truth. Why did St. Thomas ask for proof? He is like us. Yet instead of putting him in a bad light for his unbelief, we should thank him for bringing out our own doubts into the open. Because of him, Jesus uttered our assurance: “Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed”.

Prayer: Abba Father, I believe in you. Amen.

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