Hope all’s well.
It’s early morning when I’m penning this. The window’s open and there’s that refreshing steady sound of the rain hitting the leaves mingled with the birds singing. Apart from the occasional car on Roman Road, it’s lovely and peaceful.
Whether the weather be fine or whether the weather be not, we’ll weather the weather whatever the weather, whether we like it or not.
It’s St Thomas’ feast day today.
We should be grateful to him for having the courage to speak up and voice his doubts.
For he shows us that believing isn’t easy. It’s challenging and at times we may have our doubts.
Thomas needed evidence.
He needed to see and touch.
Really what he needed was a personal encounter with the risen Christ.
Doubts are stepping stones to truth. They were that for Thomas, and they can be that for us.
We either let doubts torment us or stimulate us.
Thomas’ doubts led to him making this wonderful profession of faith, this terrific act of faith, a real act of commitment and surrender - ‘My Lord and my God’.
Hope you have a good day