Thursday, July 03, 2008

Doubter and Martyr

Today is the feast of St. Thomas, "called Didymus." The Gospel today focuses on Thomas' doubt.

Once he did see the Lord, and said, "My Lord and my God!" though, he was a changed man. He traveled far and wide, and brought the Gospel to my native land, and established the Church of Christ there. He also gave the highest witness to his beloved Lord, by shedding his blood for the sake of the faith.

Along with St. Francis Xavier, St. Thomas is a patron of India. May the Church in that ancient land continue to grow, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and may many more come to know the saving love of the One who is Thomas' Lord and God!

Sancte Thoma, ora pro nobis!

No comments: