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July 3rd: Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle

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Gospel text (Jn 20,24-29): So the other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” But Thomas 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.” Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” But Thomas 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.” Now a week later his disciples were again inside and Thomas was with them. Jesus came, 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 and put it 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.”

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today we hear Thomas’ response when the other Apostles tell him that they have seen the risen Jesus. God does not deserve Thomas' answer! "To touch ", "to touch" and "to touch": we, the people, have developed the obsession that, if we do not touch, we do not believe. But what kind of God do we want to have? A doll…? A pet…?

-In the case of God, is it not more appropriate to answer, "My Lord and my God"?