Thomas Sunday reminds us that not sight, but faith, is what matters in spiritual life. Thomas, even though he was told by other apostles, that Jesus had appeared to them, doubted what they claimed. He wasn’t saying they didn’t see him, he just wanted more proof.
When Jesus finally appeared to Thomas, and he saw the side wound, along with the wounds on the hands and feet of Jesus’ resurrected and glorified body, his faith was made certain. He cried out “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28) He had his proof. Jesus then said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.” (John 20:29)
We are told about Thomas’s doubt, to provide us with evidence of Jesus’ Resurrection. This passage is our additional proof. The Bible is our evidence. Let this Sunday, Thomas Sunday, be a reminder to each one of us, of the strength of our faith, but also,
for those who doubt, the evidence needed to believe.
“Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.”
REMINDER - ПРИГАДКА
We do not kneel at the Divine Liturgy during the Easter Season. We will kneel again at the Feast of Pentecost, on June 9th, when we all will receive together the Holy Spirit.
Ми не стаємо на коліна на Божественних Літургіях в часі Великодніх Свят. Ми знову станемо на коліна на свято П'ятидесятниці(Зелені Свята), колиприйматимемо Святого Духа в часі молитви ''Царю Небесний''.