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John 20:27-28 Then [Jesus] said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”
Faith is “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). The light of Christ is available to us but not yet fully revealed. There are divine mysteries we don’t yet comprehend. We wait in hope for God to complete our love and understanding. In the meantime, we may face occasions of confusion or doubt. At times, our most authentic prayer may be “I believe, help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24).
Thomas was open to faith and eager to believe. He responded from his heart when Jesus came to him: “My Lord and my God!” We may struggle at times, but God doesn’t forget us. Watch for the glory of God to appear in darkness. Be ready to respond in faith.
Today the Church remembers Saint Thomas the Apostle.