How: Day 5 Reflections

ohn 20:24-28

Jesus Appears to Thomas

24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus[a]), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”

But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”

26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”

28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”


What have you been taught about “Doubting Thomas”?


How do you feel about Thomas after reading this passage? What praiseworthy traits do you see in him?


Imagine Christ standing before Thomas and extending his hands so Thomas can touch them. What expression is on Thomas’s face? What expression is on Christ’s face?


What does it mean to you that Christ reaches out to this one Who needs reassurance, this one Who struggles to believe?


Bring your doubts, questions, and fears. As you hold them out to God, imagine Christ drawing near to you. Say whatever you need to say. Look at his face. Listen to what he says to you. Stay With Christ as long as you wish.

Pray a breath prayer.

For a breath prayer until your next time of reflection, consider praying, “Loving Christ, stay close to me.”


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