Fr. Thomas Colyandro
Meditating on the Feast of the Holy, Glorious, All-Laudable Apostle Thomas
According to Sacred Scripture, the holy Apostle Thomas did not believe the reports of the other disciples about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ: "Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into His side, I will not believe" (John 20:25). On the eighth day after the Resurrection, the Lord appeared to the Apostle Thomas and showed him His wounds. "My Lord and my God," the Apostle cried out (John 20:28).
"Thomas, being once weaker in faith than the other apostles," says St John Chrysostom, "toiled through the grace of God more bravely, more zealously and tirelessly than them all, so that he went preaching over nearly all the earth, not fearing to proclaim the Word of God to savage nations."
This feast offers us an opportunity to meditate (prayer of the mind) on the following:
Do I truly believe that God was incarnate, suffered, and was crucified?
Do I have faith in His resuurection?
Do I pray for the intercession of Thomas in my life?
Am I willing to preach the Word of God to others?
Am I tireless in the work of God?