July 3.  St Thomas. The members of the luncheon club sometimes invited a priest or pastor to visit them.  They were grateful when Fr Nicholas came one morning to celebrate Mass with them. In their sharing afterwards Paulina said, “when Father raises up the host at the consecration I always say those words, ‘My Lord and My God.’  They are words of worship but for me there is also that question of belief.  I pray that God will increase my faith.”  Jess added, “Talking of faith, my sight has almost gone and as I walk around I can hardly see and I certainly have to go “by faith and trust.”

Reflect, share, act. Scripture:   Jesus said to Thomas,” put your finger here and see my hands, and put out your hand and place it in my side.  Do not be faithless but believing.”   Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”  Jesus said to him, “You have believed because you have seen me. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.”  John20: 24-29. Pope Francis. A family marked by loving trust, come what may, helps its members to be themselves and spontaneously reject deceit, falsehood and lies. AL:115.  Technological products are not neutral, for they create a framework which ends up conditioning lifestyles and shaping social possibilities along the lines dictated by the interests of certain powerful groups.   LS 107