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Oh Thomas, What Did You See?

In 07 Observations on 2011/06/21 at 11:11 PM

When Thomas saw Our Lord and exclaimed: My Lord and my God! (John 20:25)…these words were an act of faith and self-surrender.  Thomas’s reply was not simply an exclamation of surprise, it wan an affirmation, a profound act of faith in Christ’s divinity.

St. Gregory the Great comments we are delighted by what follows: ‘Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.’  There is no doubt that we are included in this statement, for with our whole soul we confess him whom we have not seen in the flesh.  It refers to us, so long as we live in accordance with faith; because only the one who practices what he believes really believers. (St. Gregory the Great, Homilies on the Gospels, 26,9.)

Fernandez, Francis IN CONVERSATION WITH GOD.  Vol. VI, 45.1