Believe not Thomas

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Universal Utterings
for August 17, 2021

Believe not Thomas

The Gospel of John 20 24 thru 29

24 Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nail marks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” 26 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.” 27 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.” 28 Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”

What made you become a believer? When like Thomas did you finally come to believe? Did it come in a Spirit filled weekend you found yourself in the midst of as a teenager growing up? What did you find yourself in an alter call that God ask you to share your soul on a Sunday morning finding the spirit unable to control? Many of us find Jesus in so many different ways but can only know Jesus when we confess with our lips the name above all names. This is the difficult aspect of living a life in Christ. We must acknowledge him in all things not putting him to the side for any situation learning from our past to overcome the challenge of living redeemed by our practice, prayer and proclamation of living a life of eternal life sharing the grace of mercy this is the joy THOMAS received and asks us to receive each and every day living a life of peace. Amen.

Join us in our daily prayer of forgiveness. I am sorry Lord. I believe You died and rose for me. Prayers for our children Gabriel, Julian, Alexandra, Jeffrey and Allen and our grandchildren Oliver, Julian and Elliott. Prayers for Dr. Cruz-Peluca. Silence for the prayers of others. CORO-19 prayers globally. Holy Spirit and St Joseph CC & Holy Mother Church. In Jesus Precious Blood by His Name we pray. Amen.

I am a poet obedient to Christ,
Evangelist Thomas Cruz†Wiggins
†Spirit led God inspired Christ fed†
Ephesians 6:17-20

08-17-2021 Gospel of John 20 2429

**Believe not Thomas**

Didymus the Thomas disciple Jesus saw not

Disciples informed him Lord seen by the lot

Believe not Thomas replied his quick afterthought

Wounds His hands mine feel sores spot

Later that week locked doors befit

Entrance of Jesus standing in their midst

You be peace Jesus said aloud with wit

Thomas you hands mine finger place with a kiss

Thomas began to obviously adore

As Jesus reminded him behind locked doors

Unbeliever be not the escape you can’t ignore

God mine Lord mine Thomas answered to implore

Belief by sight Jesus reminded for sure

Those are blessed seen not do allure

Belief by life one must endure

Faith and hope can never be obscure

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August 17, 2021 @ 08:18 AM EST

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