Tuesday, 12 March 2013
His lovers gathered, the Jews barred out through fear:
This was an ambience for Jesus to appear;
Coming among them His word to them was "Peace!"
He showed His hands and side that had been pierced;
His risen presence brought His disciples cheer.
"I send you as my Father has sent out Me"
He told His own and having said that breathed
The Holy Spirit which they were to receive.
Thomas was absent and, having disbelieved,
The Lord, in grace, said "Bring your fingers here":
Thomas acknowledged the Person he revered
But missed the blessing of those who have not seen.