Wednesday 3rd July, 2013
St Thomas. Ephesians 2:19-22. Go out to all the world and tell the Good News - Ps 116(117). John 20:24-29.
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'Put your finger here and see my hands ...'
There is a painting by Caravaggio that depicts the scene in today's gospel. Thomas, a look of astonishment etched on his face, leans forward, his outstretched hand and finger probing the fleshy wound on Jesus' side. The painting captures that profound moment between doubt and faith when someoneís eyes are opened to the presence of God.
Doubt and faith are not opposed to each other. Our doubts often serve as catalysts for a deeper search for meaning. Through his doubts, Thomas was invited into a deeper intimacy with Jesus. Today let us pray for the grace that our moments of doubt will lead us to a deeper appreciation and awareness of Godís presence in our lives.