Today the Western Church celebrates the Feast Day of St Thomas, Jesus’ disciple who expressed disbelief at the story of the resurrection, but who later declared his belief in the words: “My Lord and my God”. His human emotion of disbelief caught up in the Spirit to be changed to one of total faith in the risen Lord. May we allow that Spirit to fill us this Advent as we await the coming of Christ.
The Collect for St Thomas.
Almighty and eternal God,
who, for the firmer foundation of our faith,
allowed your holy apostle Thomas to doubt the resurrection of your Son
till word and sight convinced him:
grant to us, who have not seen, that we also may believe
and so confess Christ as our Lord and our God;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Posted by Caroline Harding