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SUNDAY, April 11                    2 Easter

John 20:28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”

Parish priests know that people have their own little rituals for receiving communion. Some people look up and smile. Others stare intently at their hands. Most people say, “Amen,” but it’s not uncommon for someone to say, “Thank you.” In one of the churches I served, a man always said, “My Lord and my God” each time I placed the Body of Christ into his hands.

I never spoke with him about his response. But his practice moved me. Unfettered adoration is rare in our culture, even inside the church. To join with the apostle Thomas in professing our faith with awe is a beautiful thing.


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