Only when we see in Jesus’ wounds the reflection of our own inner wounds, and also the wounds of our brothers and sisters which await to be nursed and tended with the Mercy flowing from the Cross, then healing is possible, and life can have a fresh start. That is the way we concretely experience the Resurrection.
Thomas has, unfortunately, been given the epithet of the “Doubter.” But Thomas the Apostle stands for all of us, who at some point or the other have to make that leap of faith, to go beyond human understanding to believe in the resurrection of our Lord and all that we are promised as Easter people.
We celebrated the Feast of Divine Mercy three days ago. The second Sunday of Easter has been celebrated by the Church since April 2000 as Divine Mercy Sunday. In these times, more than ever, Our Lord’s call echoes throughout the world through St Faustina: “Mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to My mercy” (Diary, 300).