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Daily Bible Reflections Archive
| Theo Tigno
7/2/2012 6:30 pm
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|Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle
| John 20: 24-29
Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples said to him, "We have seen the Lord." But Thomas said to them, "Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nailmarks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe." Now a week later his disciples were again inside and Thomas was with them. Jesus came, although the doors were locked, and stood in their midst and said, "Peace be with you." Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe." 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."
Today's prayer intention - for the past prayer intentions since the start of this ministry.
It has been a pleasure serving you over these years. This ministry started in 1995 and it was sent out to a few friends. Now, it has grown to include people from many countries. I have heard from many of you, some who are serving the faithful as priests and laity.
I really didn't start seeking to know my faith until I was a senior in high school. It was then when I started to find out about the things of the faith. I learned about the faith slowly, and I didn't even know about the resurrection. When I did, I knew it, but I was like St. Thomas who didn't fully believe.
Over time, I feel like Christ has invited me to place my finger into Him. His flesh was exposed and He called, "Put your finger here and see ... do not be unbelieving, but believe."
This ministry has been that for me: a way to look inside Our Lord. How could I not, after all these years, not bow before Jesus and proclaim, "my Lord and my God!" There were many moments of true inspiration in these reflections. There were many moments when God made time stand still so that I could get these reflections out. I have been in many locations and used different devices. I remember once using my iPod Touch while in my car (I was parked, of course).
Looking at the many changes that are happening in my life, I know that the time has come for me to say goodbye to this ministry. It has meant a lot to over these many years. I thank you for subscribing ... I thank you for reading ... I thank you for your feedback.
Most of all, I thank you for your prayers. I would like to ask for your fervent prayers, especially over this week, for myself, my fiance and for all that needs to be done in order to get ready for the Sacrament of Marriage.
Take care and God Bless.
P.S. - I have been working on editing the upcoming book from these reflections, "Ordinary Thoughts in Ordinary Time", while I have been in adoration. I will send an email out when the book is ready for publication. Thank you again!