24.03.2023 | John 20

+ Friday: John 20 +
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The Lord, Who has the power to arise without any traces of wounds, retained them so that the doubting disciple could touch them. This would heal his wounded heart.
+ Fr Tadros Malaty

When the doubting disciple touched the wounds in His Master’s Body, the wounds inflicted by his unbelief were healed. The lack of faith displayed by Thomas was more beneficial to our faith than to the believing disciples. When Thomas regained faith by touching the Lord, our minds were released of all doubt, and have become steadfast in the faith.
+ Pope Gregory the Great

…What the Lord declared was a reference to what would happen concerning the faith of the Gentiles: “Blessed are those who have not seen, and yet have believed.”
+ St Augustine

Personal Question
The Lord meets us at our level, and then lifts us up to Him. Do we ever doubt God like Thomas did? If so, we simply need to acknowledge that and talk to our confession father to guide us through this doubt to conviction, like Thomas.