Quotations:

I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

My Reflection for Thursday July 3, Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle John 20:24-29

Gospel: John 20:24-29
Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” But Thomas said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nailmarks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” Now a week later his disciples were again inside and Thomas was with them.

Jesus came, although the doors were locked, and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe.” Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”
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Reflection:
Where was Thomas during this appearance of Jesus before the other disciples? We don’t know but one thing is sure Thomas was missing in action when Jesus appeared to some of the disciples. After a week Thomas will have his SECOND CHANCE to see Jesus alive and kicking and a second chance to renew his faith in Jesus.

It was a sort of redemption for him for after being full of unbelief on the resurrected Jesus. Thomas now became a firm believer for he felt and saw Jesus up close and personal. Jesus even allowed Thomas to touch HIS wound on HIS side.

Life is full of second chances, we may be down today but certainly there shall also be a second chance for all of us to get up. We may be sick today but there's a second chance for us to be in the pink of health once again.  However, our second chance hinges in our faith in Jesus, for as long as we have faith we have a second chance. For as long as we have faith we could conquer all our self doubts and be triumphant once again.

Do you have doubts in your heart right now? Be alive and be not doubtful anymore for Jesus is giving you a second chance of savoring life. Not the worldly life anymore but a hopeful life in this world with Jesus.

You always have your SECOND CHANCE and redemption with Jesus.

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