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Thomas’ Longing Heart

Last updated on April 18, 2021

MY LORD AND MY GOD

Thomas, you with longing heart
Did want to see and touch your risen Lord.
Your craving love for broken side and wounded hand
Did not doubt as many say
Only wanted all, to touch and hold your risen Lord
with probing finger in His hands and side.
For you believed He was the Christ and King of all
But longing for the eyes to see, and only then
to fall on bended knee, “My Lord and my God,”
This held you back from greatest trust,
to love and hold the unseen risen One
as many, many have through ages done.

 

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. 17-18)

 

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A retired Catholic teacher with a freelance writing stint, I love playing the best game on earth, hockey, or paddling kayaks on a river, lake, or ocean. My home is in the heart of Christ, held in the arms of His Mother who accompanies me when I receive the Eucharist. My seven kids range from 21 to 38 years old.