A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Monday 3 July


Ephesians 2:19–22; Psalm 117; John 20:24–29

Always a choice

Nothing suggests anyone was missing on Easter night when Jesus appeared. Thomas, however, was ‘not with’ the gathered disciples and is one of generations who will know the Resurrection, not through the experience of Easter, but through the testimony of the Church: ‘We have seen the Lord.’ Thomas refuses this new structure of faith. He does not doubt. At that point, he refuses: ‘I will not believe.’ Believing or not believing and its implications are always a choice. What is my experience of believing or not believing in the presence of Jesus?

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