But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, â€œWe have seen the Lord.â€ But he said to them, â€œUnless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.â€
A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, â€œPeace be with you.â€ Then he said to Thomas, â€œPut your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.â€ Thomas answered him, â€œMy Lord and my God!â€ Jesus said to him, â€œHave you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.â€
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.