Thomas was called Didymus, which means the twin. He was a man of great courage and self sacrifice. When Jesus told His disciples that He would return to Judea to visit His friend Lazarus, the Apostles knew that people would try to stone Him. But Thomas said to his companions, let us also go, so that we may die with Him.
After the resurrection, the Apostles said to Thomas, we have seen the Lord. But he said “unless I see in His hands the print of the nails and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe”.
After eight days, Thomas was with the Apostles. Jesus came, the door being closed and stood before Thomas and said, “bring your finger and see My hands, and bring your and put into My side, and not unbelieving but believing”.
Thomas answered, “my Lord and my God”. And Jesus said to him, because you have seen Me, Thomas, you believe. Blessed are they who have not seen and yet have believed.
Thomas preached the gospel in Parthia. He is also called the apostle of the Indies, where he was martyred.
Courage, courage and more courage to believe especially the things we cannot fathom, yet exist.
Happy feast day to all Thomas and Architects. St Thomas pray for us. Amen
Compiled by Elvira Kudiabor