“Who preserved the Disciple’s hand unconsumed when he drew nigh unto the fiery side of the Lord? Who gave it the daring and strength to feel the bone that was flaming? Surely, it was that which was touched. For if that side had not bestowed might unto that earthen right hand, how could it have touched those wounds which caused both things above and below to quake? This grace was given to Thomas that he might touch and cry out to Christ: Thou art my Lord and my God.”
-Oikos from Matins for Thomas Sunday
Truly, Thomas’s bold words: “Thou art my Lord and God” ring out to eternity and cast aside any doubts or unbelief for truly Christ is risen, not as a phantom or spirit but in very flesh and is truly both God and Man!