Every day, we need to go to our quiet place...

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

July 3, A.D. 2001

Ephesisans 2:19-22
Psalm 117:1-2
John 20:24-29


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

All of us owe a debt of gratitude to the Apostle Thomas whose feast we celebrate today. In his human doubt, he revealed to us the process by which faith is strengthened and convictions made firm as rock. The first reading is a joyful outburst of a faith-vision -- the song of exultation in our belonging to a vast citizenship, a loving fraternity with the saints. How often we feel alone and isolated. The feeling drains us of any energy of purpose, causes us to withdraw into ourselves in pity and sadness. But when God's grace pulls us back to reality, we are liberated into the joy of community and fellowship with the Blessed. Like Thomas, we touch the side of Christ and find in His wounds an identification with our own. We are liberated, consoled, and strengthened. In our joy, we cry with Thomas, "My Lord and My God!"

- Msgr. Paul Whitmore (paulwhit@northnet.org)
St. Thomas, Apostle


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