Thomas, one of the twelve Apostles of Christ, is remembered for his doubts about the resurrection of Jesus. He was not present with the others on the day of resurrection when Christ appeared. A week later, when he was with them, Jesus appeared to them all and invited Thomas to put his finger in the nail-prints and his hand in Jesus’ side. Thomas declared, “My Lord and my God.” This led Jesus to respond, “You have seen me and believe; blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.”

Persistent tradition links Thomas with missionary work in India, and the Syriac Christians of Malabar claim that they were evangelised by Thomas, who was killed by a spear and buried at Mylapore, near Madras.

Lord Jesus Christ, help me not to be ashamed of my doubts, but to bring them to You and let You transform them by your love. Teach me to believe even when I do not see, and to realise that you can achieve things through me just as I am. Amen.