My Lord and My God

November 1, 2012

One of the Twelve, Thomas the Twin, was not with the rest when Jesus came.  So the others kept telling him, ‘We have seen the Lord,’ But he said, ‘unless I put my finger into the place where the nails were, and my hand into his side, I will never believe it… A week later… Jesus said to Thomas, ‘Reach your finger here, look at my hands.  Reach your hand here and put it into my side, be unbelieving no longer, but believe!’ Thomas said, ‘My Lord and my God.’

Jesus, You reached out to Thomas with love and forgiveness, showing that You believed in him.  As you reach out to us, may we respond with strong, simple, unshakable faith.  And like Saint Thomas, may our response also be “My Lord and My God. Amen.”