Hi friends, today, JULY 3rd, is the Feast Day of St.Thomas Apostle. So first of all, warm wishes to all with Thomas in their name. Today let us see what was so special in him among the 12 Apostles of Jesus Christ.
SAINT THOMAS was one of the fishermen on the Lake of Galilee whom our Lord called to be His Apostles. By nature, slow to believe, too apt to see difficulties, and to look at the dark side of things, he had a most sympathetic, loving, and courageous heart. Once when Jesus spoke of the mansions in His Father’s house, St. Thomas, in his simplicity, asked : “Lord, we know not where You go, and how can we know the way ?”. When Jesus turned to go towards Bethany to the grave of Lazarus, the Apostle at once feared the worst for, his beloved Lord, yet cried out bravely to the rest : “Let us also go and die with Him.”
After the Resurrection, incredulity again prevailed, and while the wounds of the crucification were imprinted vividly on his affectionate mind, he would not credit the report that Christ had indeed risen. But at the actual sight of the pierced hands and side, and the gentle rebuke of his Saviour, unbelief was gone forever; and his faith and ours has ever triumphed in the joyous utterance into which he broke: “My Lord and my God !”