Going to God through Questions


Today we remember Thomas, the apostle. We’re tempted to believe that belief does away with troublesome questions and keeps away an unbelieving world. Belief makes our way to God quiet and undisturbed. Not so, Thomas reminds us, he found faith through his questions and placing his finger into the wounds of Christ.

Gregory the Great reminds us today of the importance of Thomas the Apostle.

“In a marvellous way God’s mercy arranged that the disbelieving disciple, in touching the wounds of his master’s body, should heal our wounds of disbelief. The disbelief of Thomas has done more for our faith than the faith of the other disciples. As he touches Christ and is won over to belief, every doubt is cast aside and our faith is strengthened. So the disciple who doubted, then felt Christ’s wounds, becomes a witness to the reality of the resurrection.”

That’s an interesting statement, isn’t it? “The disbelief of Thomas has done more for our faith than the faith of the other disciples.”

We go to God through questions, and some troubles too. We go to God by touching the wounds of Christ.

3 thoughts on “Going to God through Questions

  1. jim barry

    The older i get, the more questions
    i have, I am sure Thomas loved the
    Lord, but he was a realist and had
    witnessed his death and burial…
    this news from his fellow apostles
    was TOO GOOD, so he did not believe \
    them. Sometimes i don’t fully believe
    my bros. and sister, I need to ask for
    a deeper faith , MY LORD AND MY GOD

  2. JohnD

    From certainty, we may get to uncertainty;
    From uncertainty, we may find the path to God!

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