Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle
The Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle – Some questions to take to prayer. Does God actively pursue me? Do I ever sense that God is “drawing” me into a situation, where I can be of service? Is there a grace or gift which God reminds me of that is for others? Do I ever feel “zeal” about carrying out a task?
I wonder about how God pursues us. We are created in God’s image as we were reminded last Sunday. In what way is God pursuing me? Let that be the meditation today. Our feast is about a zealous man, who happened to be not impressed with his fellow disciples when they were still locked in the upper room after Jesus had appeared to them. Apparently that was not enough to get them out into the world proclaiming the good news of the resurrection and hope.
God pursued Thomas, the apostle, inspiring him to take to heart the command to go out into the world with the message (however that may be proclaimed). Even to the shores of Malabar, India, where he planted the Word, and his own blood would nourish the seed. That same spirit is within us. Listen and pay attention to your surroundings. Therein lies the “wonder.”
Fr. Alex Steinmiller, C.P., is a member of the Passionist Community in Detroit, Michigan.