Archive for July 3, 2017

On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: July 3, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

What joy it is to belong to one family, one body in Christ. So that together with all Saints before us we can worship and sing the praises of our living God.

For by our faith we stand united. Not simply a matter of believing in our Lord Jesus Christ, but by putting our faith into action for His glory.

St Thomas by His faith and love for Jesus, carried his cross and followed Him. By his example and through his intercession may we journey through the narrow path into our heavenly inheritance, through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

First reading
Ephesians 2:19-22

You are no longer aliens or foreign visitors: you are citizens like all the saints, and part of God’s household. You are part of a building that has the apostles and prophets for its foundations, and Christ Jesus himself for its main cornerstone. As every structure is aligned on him, all grow into one holy temple in the Lord; and you too, in him, are being built into a house where God lives, in the Spirit.

John 20:24-29

Thomas, called the Twin, who was one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. When the disciples said, ‘We have seen the Lord’, he answered, ‘Unless I see the holes that the nails made in his hands and can put my finger into the holes they made, and unless I can put my hand into his side, I refuse to believe.’ Eight days later the disciples were in the house again and Thomas was with them. The doors were closed, but Jesus came in and stood among them. ‘Peace be with you’ he said. Then he spoke to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; look, here are my hands. Give me your hand; put it into my side. Doubt no longer but believe.’ Thomas replied, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Jesus said to him:

‘You believe because you can see me. Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe.’