26 A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” 28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”
The illustration of my Station of the Cross was painted with colorful squares to show Thomas struggled to believe his own eyes that Jesus was really in front of him. He also reached out to touch the wounds of Jesus as he was instructed to do. St. Patrick’s last Rite 13 class represents the disciples that believed that Jesus was alive.
I reluctantly took on this endeavor again because I did not want to be vulnerable in the process. However, I knew in my contemplation, the words – by my wounds you are healed kept coming to me over and over again and I knew I had to take the journey; it deepened my walk with God.