“A week later, the disciples were once more in the room, and this time Thomas was with them. Despite the locked doors, Jesus came and stood before them. ‘Peace be with you,’ he said; then, to Thomas: ‘Take your finger and examine my hands. Put your hand into my side. Do not persist in your unbelief, but believe!’ Thomas said in response, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Jesus then said to him: ‘You became a believer because you saw me. Blest are they who have not seen and have believed.’”
Imagine yourself in a corner of the room when Jesus mysteriously enters and invites Thomas to touch his wounds.
Jesus’ invitation to Thomas enabled him to experience God’s desire for Thomas to finally “get it.”
When has something similar been the case for you?
Heritage word—“Blest are those who take the first steps to meet others; they shall discover the other is much more open than it seemed.”
(Bishop Klaus Hemmerle, quoted by Sister Mary Kristin, 10th Superior General of the Sisters of Notre Dame)