Apostle SAINT THOMAS, a fisherman from Galilee, whom our Lord called to be His Apostle. Slow to believe and to have difficulties, and to look at the dark side of things, he had a most sympathetic, loving, and courageous heart. When Jesus spoke of the mansions in His Father's house, St. Thomas, in his simplicity, asked: "Lord, we know not where you go, and how can we know the way?" When Jesus turned to go toward Bethany to the grave of Lazarus, when the apostles were feared for the worst, responding to his beloved Lord, he cried out bravely "Let us also go and die with Him."
After the Resurrection, incredulity again prevailed, and while the wounds of the crucifixion were imprinted vividly on his affectionate mind, he would not credit the report that Christ had indeed risen. But at the actual sight of the pierced hands and side, and the gentle rebuke of his Saviour, unbelief was gone forever; and his faith has ever triumphed in the joyous utterance into which he broke: "My Lord and my God !"
Cast away all disquieting doubts, and learn to triumph over old weaknesses as St. Thomas did, who "by his ignorance has instructed the ignorant, and by his incredulity has served for the faith of all ages."