St. Thomas’ Day

(3 July)

The Collect:
ALMIGHTY and ever-living God, who for the more confirmation of the faith did suffer your holy Apostle Thomas to be doubtful in your Son’s resurrection: Grant us so perfectly, and without all doubt, to believe in your Son Jesus Christ, that our faith in your sight may never be reproved. Hear us, O Lord, through the same Jesus Christ, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory, now and forever.

The Readings:
Job 42:1-6; Psalm 139:1-11; Ephesians 2:19-22; John 20:24-31

Reflection:
As the Gospel reading relates, Saint Thomas had a hard time believing the news of Jesus’ resurrection and so, like Job, he demanded further evidence.  And also like Job, he received both an answer and a rebuke from God.  Something we learn from this is that while it’s alright to have questions, God wants us to have a sturdy enough faith in him even when we don’t get all our questions answered.  After all, “the foundation of the Prophets and Apostles,” including Job and Thomas, provides a solid witness for us to stand on.

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About Fr. Brench

I'm an Anglican Priest and a sci-fi geek. Therefore, I write about spiritual formation, theology, biblical studies, and Doctor Who. But I keep those blogs separate so I don't confuse too many people!
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