Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter
I like Thomas, the doubting Thomas. I like him because he is so honest and not afraid to ask for an explanation. He realizes that he is only an ordinary human being with many doubts and questions, and he is not afraid to voice those doubts. First, he said that if he cannot experience the Risen Lord and put his hands into his wounds- he will not believe in the resurrection. Today in the Gospel, Jesus tells His disciples about Heaven, about eternal life. He also said that you know the way that leads where I go, and you know how to get there. But then we see Thomas, who again voices his doubts: “Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?” Today, I realize that there is nothing wrong with having doubts. We are like Thomas, only simple human beings with doubts; but even if have doubts we should talk to Jesus, we should ask Him to explain, to help us to understand. He knows us better than anyone else, and He is there to help us believe.