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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Here are some more questions for this Sunday's Gospel

What doubts will you, with Thomas, bring to the Lord this Sunday?
What keeps you from believing?
What kind of proof do you look for? wait for?
What needs affirmation and confirmation
in your believer's mind and heart?

Jesus told us that we are blessed because we believe without seeing. Faith is such a gift and how grateful I am that I have always been surrounded by people of faith.

I love the way Jesus comes on Easter night and greets all with "Peace be to you." And He gives them the Holy Spirit and the wonderful gift of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and never mentions that they had abandoned Him. Then he comes back the next Sunday so that Thomas can see His wounds and He tells Thomas to go ahead and put his finger into his wounds and his hand into the wound in his side. "My Lord and My God!" is the only response Thomas can make and how we have repeated those words daily at the consecration of the Mass for so many years, yet we cannot really understand what a mystery it is for us to be able to receive Jesus in the Eucharist.

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