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Michael Maher S.J.Jul 3, 2024 12:00:00 AM< 1 min read

3 July 2024

Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle

I have always had great sympathy for the bum rap Thomas the Apostle gets. Frankly, I would be a bit incredulous myself if someone told me that someone had come back to life after a brutal death. And wasn’t the Apostle’s namesake, Thomas Aquinas, the one who said that knowledge begins with what is perceived in the senses?  Today’s reading reminds me that although truth comes from the senses it does not stop with a material view of the world. Perhaps a bit of Thomas’ prudence, the first and most important of the cardinal virtues, is worth saving.  However, the fullness of virtues comes with faith. Faith is difficult, as is the practice of of all virtues. But the truths of faith help us make sense of a world that at times makes little sense.