Friday 3 July 2020

About Today Readings

St Thomas

Ephesians 2:19-22. Go out to all the world and tell the Good News – Psalm 116(117). John 20:24-29.

‘My Lord and my God!’

Poor Thomas, his moment of doubt has entered our tradition.

We speak of Doubting Thomases as a put down. It implies that the person is somehow less than others who do believe. And yet, doubt is not the opposite of faith, it is an element of it. If we never had doubts, there would be no such thing as faith because no one would need to question anything.

In questioning, our faith deepens and matures. Imagine if your faith had not changed at all since you were a child. Things would probably be simpler, but there would be something unsatisfactory about it all.

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