Today is the feast day of St. Thomas the Apostle. He is often called “Doubting Thomas “ because he did not believe the others had seen the Lord. It wasn’t until he saw Jesus that he proclaimed the Easter Proclamation of joy: “My Lord and my God”. Jesus said to him; “Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed “. That is all of us.
Jesus may not appear to us physically as he did for Thomas, but he will “show up “ in our lives in many different ways. In our prayer, in his word, in the love of a friend, in the whispers of our conscience. Jesus comes to us in many gentle and humble ways. Of course the humblest of ways is when he places himself in our hands in his gift of the Eucharist.
What an awesome gift ! Like Thomas he is inviting you today to reach out and touch Him. He want to show you that he is truly the Lord and Savior of your life. Blessed are you who have not seen and still believe !
DeColores, Deacon Doug