Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Spirituality: “St. Thomas the Apostle” by Malcolm Guite (Contemporary English)

“We do not know … how can we know the way?”Courageous master of the awkward question,You spoke the words that others dared not sayAnd cut through their evasion and abstraction.Oh doubting Thomas, father of my faith,You put your finger on the nub of thingsWe cannot love some disembodied wraith,But flesh and blood must be our king of kings.Your teaching is to touch, embrace, anoint,Feel after Him and find Him in the flesh.Because He loved your awkward counter-pointThe Word has heard and granted your wish.Oh place my hands with yours, help me divineThe wounded God whose wounds are healing mine.