Tuesday 3 July 2018

About Today Readings

St Thomas.

Ephesians 2:19-22. Psalm 116(117). John 20:24-29.

Go out to all the world and tell the Good News—Psalm 116(117).

‘You are being built up into a dwelling-place of God in the Spirit.’

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 flesh wound on Jesus’ side. The painting captures a profound moment when Thomas encounters his Risen Lord. ‘My Lord and my 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 God’s presence in our lives.

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