April 24, 2014
The Apostle Thomas is like us. He had the disadvantage of not being with the Apostles when Jesus appeared to them that Easter Sunday. Full of doubts, Thomas is suspicious that his friends are overcome with grief and hallucinating what they desired. A week later, Thomas was in the apostolic meeting behind locked doors when Jesus appears to them again and asks Thomas to touch His wounds and to believe (John 20:19).
Saint Thomas is the patron of those who find it hard to believe or have faith. Even if we do not come from Missouri, we want proof. Unfortunately, outside of some historical data, belief in the Resurrection cannot be proven. It takes a leap of faith in God. This Gospel scene is what we have as evidence that Jesus changed the incorrigible heart of Saint Thomas who responded to Jesus that day: "My Lord and my God."
Father Joseph J. Piekarski (Pastor)
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