Today is the feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle and both of the readings for Mass seem to reflect the community of Christ’s disciples that Thomas lived in at the time, but also the Catholic community that we are a part of as well.

The first reading from the book of Ephesians for Mass today is so short it is worth repeating:

“Brothers and sisters: You are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the Apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone. Through him the whole structure is held together and grows into a temple sacred in the Lord; in him you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”

There is a beautiful hymn that we sings during Mass sometime. “Without Seeing You”, that describes our love for Jesus, who we have not seen in person and yet believe in Him:

Without seeing you, we love you;

Without touching you, we embrace;

Without knowing you, we follow,

Without seeing you, we believe.