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One thought on “April 5, 2015 – Fr. Neil Moore

  • Harold M. Frost, III, Ph.D.

    Thank you, Fr. Neil Moore, for your April 5, 2015 homily on the wounds of Christ in the context of the pivotal encounter of St. Thomas with Jesus Resurrected. This comment responds to your allusion to Christ’s saying that blessed are those who have not seen but yet have believed. That is, the wounds that the disciple to be become the Apostle Thomas, the wounds that he saw were visible. But so many wounds that people bear in the world today are invisible. Some of these wounds come from mental illness like depression and anxiety, whose symptoms can be invisible to their friends, co-workers or co-parishioners, for example. Those whom Jesus calls upon to serve these persons then must believe that these really are wounds inflicted by others or by some organic condition, rather than as acquired as faults that these suffering have brought upon themselves. So, those who are called upon by Jesus to help, or better, serve these hurt and vulnerable, even judged and marginalized people with whom, as the poorest of the poor, He is in solidarity and is present — they must have their own encounters with Him so that they can touch THEIR wounds, too, and believe and then act accordingly. The best way for a servant of the Master, Jesus, to have such an eye-opening encounter is through the Eucharist, which is truly, substantially, really He.