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

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle.  Tradition says he should be the Patron Saint of the State of Missouri, whose motto is “the Show Me State”.  It is the last line of the Gospel this morning that I’m going to reflect on today.  Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.  

So what is it that I believe in?  Read the Creed below.  Take your time reading this; read it one line at a time.  I was taught this prayer years ago and recite it every day.  It is simple and yet very profound.  This prayer sums up what it is that I truly believe.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and of Earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontias Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried.  He descended into hell and on the third day, rose again.  He ascended into heaven and sits at the right of God, the Father Almighty.  From here He shall come to judge the living and the dead.  His kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit.

I believe in the Catholic Church.

I believe in the Communion of Saints.

I believe in the forgiveness of sins.

I believe in the resurrection of the Body.

I believe in the life everlasting.

AMEN.

(I’ll treat to DQ if you can tell me the definition of AMEN 🙂 )

Do something great for our Lord today – profess you creed.  Believe without having seen.  Have Faith in our God above.  So be it.

God’s will, not mine, be done.

Be not afraid; just have faith.

Jesus, I trust in You.

He must increase; I must decrease.

 

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