Feast of St. Thomas, Apostle
There was a time when as a young man finishing my high school education, I tried to figure out what should I do in the future. Being more specific, I was actually thinking whether I should join the seminary and begin a formation to the priesthood or if I should try doing something else instead. Not an easy decision. And there are many young men and women who are facing similar decisions. I started praying and asking God for a sign. Lord please give me a clear sign, so I would know for sure if you want me or not to be a priest. Guess what, no sign was given to me, or maybe I missed it, but I am a priest now. Thomas the Apostle, whose feast we celebrate today, wanted a sign, a proof of Jesus’ resurrection, and he got one -- lucky man. But to most of us Jesus says: “Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.” We don’t need a proof, and no sign may ever be given to us. We simply need to trust and believe that this is the will of God.