“Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.” Our Gospel for April 7, 2013
April 7, 2013 by bible sharing online
“Peace be with you.”
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews,
Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
Jesus said to them again,
“Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
And when he had said this,
he breathed on them and said to them,
“Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”
Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord.”
But he said to them,
“Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nailmarks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”
Now a week later his disciples were again inside and Thomas was with them. Jesus came, although the doors were locked,and stood in their midst and said,
“Peace be with you.”
Then he said to Thomas,
“Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe.”
Thomas answered and said to him,
“My Lord and my God!”
Jesus said to him,
“Have you come to believe because you have seen me?
Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”
Now, Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples that are not written in this book. But these are written that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that through this belief you may have life in his name.
Kapayapaan ang sumainyo.
Kinagabihan ng araw ding iyon, na unang araw ng sanlinggo, nagtipon ang mga alagad. Ipininid nila ang mga pinto dahil sa takot nila sa mga Judio at dumating si Jesus at tumayo sa kanilang kalagitnaan. Sinabi sa kanila: Kapayapaan ang sumainyo. Pagkasabi niya nito, ipinakita niya sa kanila ang kaniyang mga kamay at kaniyang tagiliran. Kaya nga, nagalak ang mga alagad nang makita nila ang Panginoon.
Sinabi ngang muli ni Jesus sa kanila: Kapayapaan ang sumainyo. Kung papaano ako isinugo ng Ama, gayundin, isinusugo ko kayo. Pagkasabi niya nito, hiningahan niya sila at sinabi sa kanila: Tanggapin ninyo ang Banal na Espiritu. Ang kaninumang mga kasalanan na inyong pinatatawad ay ipinatatawad iyon sa kanila. Ang kaninumang mga kasalanan na hindi ninyo pinatatawad, ang mga ito ay hindi pinatatawad.
Si Tomas na isa sa labindalawang alagad ay tinatawag na Kambal. Hindi nila siya kasama nang dumating si Jesus. inabi nga ng ibang mga alagad sa kaniya: Nakita namin ang Panginoon.
Sinabi niya sa kanila: Malibang makita ko ang tanda ng mga pako sa kaniyang mga kamay at mailagay ko ang aking mga daliri roon, at maipasok ko ang aking kamay sa kaniyang tagiliran, kailanman ay hindi ako maniniwala.