Saint Thomas, Apostle
God calls us. When we hear it, we answer in faith and begin to experience an authentic Christian journey. At times, many of us doubt the path laid out before us. As Thomas did, we find ourselves longing for proof. Moments of courage are interrupted by moments of fear. In John’s Gospel, we hear Thomas’ courage as he spoke to the other disciples, “…’Let us also go, that we may die with him.’” Yet, shortly after, we hear Saint Thomas’ anxiety, “Lord, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?” Thomas’ human emotions remind us that we need a Savior. In this, we remember Jesus’ mighty answer to Saint Thomas when He said, “…I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me” (Jn 14: 5-7). 
Written by Sarah Ciotti
 Revised Standard Version s.v., “John, The Gospel According to.”
 Cardinal Ignace Moussa I Daoud, Intervention at the Pontifical Oriental Institute Meeting, Dec. 7, 2002.