The gift of doubts

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The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II
Monday, Feast of St. Thomas, Apostle, 03 July 2023
Ephesians 2:19-22   <*((((>< +++ ><))))*>   John 20:24-29
Caravaggio’s painting “The Incredulity of St. Thomas” (1602) from
Praise and glory
to you, Lord Jesus Christ,
for always believing in us,
coming to us,
calling us to follow you
despite our doubts and weaknesses
like St. Thomas the Apostle.
Most of all,
thank you dear Lord Jesus
for blessing us who have not
seen you and yet believed in you!

Jesus said to him (Thomas), “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”

John 20:29

Let me follow you, 
Jesus, for you are "the Way,
the Truth and the Life"
as you have told St. Thomas
at your Last Supper;
like St. Thomas,
comfort me with your presence
and understanding in times of 
insecurities when pains and
disappointments make me doubt;
like St. Thomas, 
give me the courage to conquer
my many doubts in life 
and lead them to outcomes 
brighter than any uncertainties
I often fear needlessly;
like St. Thomas,
let me persevere 
despite the difficulties
of deepening my faith in you
by keeping me close to you,
"my Lord and my God".