the evening of thefirst day of the
week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were for fear of the Jews,
Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.”When he had said this, he showed them his
hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.Jesus said again, “Peace be with you.”As the father sent me, so I send you.”When he had said this. he breathed on them
and said to them, ”Receive the Holy Spirit. whose sins you forgive they are
forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained. Thomas, one of the
twelve. was not there when Jesus came.so the other disciples said to 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 into the nailmarks and put my hand into his side, I
will not believe.”
a week later his disciples were again inside and Thomas was with them.
Jesuscame, although the doors were
locked, and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here
and see my hands and bring your hand into my side, and do not be unbelieving,
but believe.”Thomas answered and said
to him, ”My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him,” Have you come to believe
because you have seen me?Blessed are
those who have not seen and have believed.”
do you move from disbelief to being a
believer?How would you share your belief
others in a convincing way?
Thomas’ “profession of
faith” was simply stated:
Lord and my God.”Write a profession of
the situation you reflected on as Thomas did.