As a child it scared me to think that God could “hear” my every comment. As an adult, I find it oddly comforting.
My prayer response:
O Risen Christ, Your sensitivity to each of our unique personalities astounds me. Thank You for meeting me as I am.
But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”
A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.” John 20:24-29
Invitation to prayer:
What prayers are emerging from your heart, mind, and body? Pray them now. Let them lead you where you need to go.
Photos The stained glass window of the Apostle Thomas, north ambulatory in the Chartres Cathedral, France. Thomas reaching for Jesus’ wounded side is the lowest pane of the window, nearest to all who come to look and ponder.