I have come to the conclusion, that today, on the feast of St. Thomas, that God is telling me that I am blessed in that I believe though I do not see. And I should extol His Holy Name, and praise Him in His greatness, not because I came to believe by not stumbling it on my own, but because of His deliberate faithfulness, He has outpoured His Holy Spirit that I may come to believing without seeing, having that precious thing that long ago I gave away so easily, but since have had restored…His Gift of Faith.
Because of this faith that was passed on from the Apostles and disciples from a tiny group, it has exploded through the generations, to this time and will go on beyond our life span here on earth. That same Holy Spirit that generously gives faith to those who ask, gives the same faith that was given 2000 years ago. It is not diluted as things of nature gets with the passage of time, but the same faith that the apostles got it in the upper room, the same fire that allowed people to die for this Christ that brought this message of Love and Hope. The same fire that allowed people to walk miles and miles just to break Bread in secrecy because of how precious it was to them.
Yes, we are part of that network of God, starting out like a tiny mustard seed, and has grown to proportions that cannot be measured. In this network, we are called the family of God. This family that has the Holy Spirit guiding us collectively in our Church, yet dwells individually within us. How good and faithful is our God!!! God in wonderment and awe, I praise Your Holy Name, for you are due all praise!!!