July 3, St. Thomas
Go out to all the world and tell the Good News. — Mark 16:15
Mass Readings: Ephesians 2:19-22/John 20:24-29
Lord, I Believe
At first, St. Thomas didn’t believe that Jesus had risen from the dead. His skepticism seems perfectly normal to me. Would any of us believe such an incredible claim without incontrovertible proof? So Jesus appears and gives Thomas the evidence he needs, prompting him to be the first person to call Jesus “My Lord and my God!”
That’s very nice for Thomas, but what about those of us who live 2,000 years later? Belief in the Resurrection is never easy and it may be even more difficult for us who are used to having every event recorded so that we can analyze each detail. Jesus knows that we’ll struggle and so He says, “Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.” May we always be worthy of that blessing.
Prayer: Jesus, help me to believe without seeing.
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