Wife, mother of three, Senior Lecturer in Moral Theology and Episcopal Delegate for Evangelisation. One thing I never tire of doing is asking questions about what we take for granted. My mantra in life is my favourite quote from Marshall McLuhan: "There is no inevitability so long as we are willing to contemplate what is happening."
In their role of “headship” of the Church, Pope and Bishops, embody the paradox that Catholicism recognizes as the only real path to Truth—and notwithstanding the power and authority bestowed on them, they do so through their personal poverty.
I am nowhere near the sense of peace that is the gift of grief resolved; of healing from the trauma of the sudden collective loss of the life we knew. All I can do is pray for some strength that, notwithstanding the shadow of death, we can live fully, graciously, one day at a time...
Had Thomas doubted? Thomas had not doubted that Jesus was “the Way.” But Thomas had doubted: himself above all others. The thing is, Thomas could not trust one, but not the other. The thing is, he could no longer live that ambivalence. And Jesus now gave him the gift: he would never be able to doubt again, at least not himself.