Thomas gets a bad rap. He was as vital of a member of the Twelve as any of the others, yet we only remember him as a doubter. We even call him “Doubting Thomas”! Poor guy.
He really does represent a lot of us (maybe most) though. We pray about something big, and we’re like “Hey God, if you could show me a sign, so I know that you’re there… that would be great. K Thanks Bye.” We always need some kind of sign because we live in a “pic or it didn’t happen” kind of world. We need proof. If we pray for an A on a test, we expect an A. That A is proof of God’s almighty power. Yet, we can’t expect an A on a physics test if we studied for 5 minutes.
We need to learn from Thomas’ doubt, not emulate it. “Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”