DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Second Sunday of Easter, April 8, 2018 DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY! WORD of the DAY   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.   (John 20: 26-29)   How shall I live this Word? The protagonist of today’s Gospel is the ‘incredulous’ Thomas.  Jesus concludes this closeness to His apostles with a beatitude, the only one in John’s Gospel, and that now is not only addressed to Thomas, but to all future believers in Him, thus to all of us.  This is the central point of the encounter with Thomas and is the point of passage from vision to witness that opens the time of the...