Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Today, in Mercy, our readings lead us to pray for faith.
Faith is not a commodity or an achievement.
Faith is a relationship and a journey.
It is a gift and an exercise of grace.
Never stretched, it withers like an broken ligament.
It ebbs and tides with our personal and communal dramas.
It deepens with prayer, silent reaching, and a listening obedience to our lives.
It shallows with our demands, like Thomas, only to see and to touch.
It is fed by the Lavish Mercy of God Who never cuts its flow to our souls
if we but take down the seawall around our heart.
On this day when we celebrate the power of tested and proven faith,
may we bring our needs into the circle gathered in that Upper Room.
Standing beside Thomas today in our prayer,
may we place our trust in the glorified wounds of Christ.
A video today for your prayer: Blessed Are They That Have Not Seen