You believe in me, Thomas, because you have seen me, says the Lord;
Blessed are those who have not seen me, but still believe!
Doubting Thomas best represents the faithful human person filled with hope, trusting in The Saviour's presence shepherding us through our life's journey with our doubts a constant reminder that our faith is being tested day, by day whenever our anxieties encourage us to ask The Christ for assistance enabling us to overcome our fear of failing to cope.
Mother Teresa often spoke of her doubts, her uncertainty emerging in her moments of deepest anguish, when matters appeared to conspire to destroy her capacity to cope. Teresa would also write that her doubts would encourage her deepen her trust, sufficient for her to remain patient until the promised remedy appeared out of the blue...so to speak.
“The minute we begin to think we know all the answers, we forget the questions, and we become smug like the Pharisee who listed all his considerable virtues, and thanked God that he was not like other men…
...Those who believe they believe in God, but without passion in the heart, without anguish of mind, without uncertainty, without doubt, and even at times without despair, believe only in the idea of God, and not in God himself.”– Madeleine L’Engle