Thomas the Faithful

Lord Jesus,

You warned the disciples
to be wary of claims
that the messiah had come.
You said, “When told
he is in the inner rooms,
do not believe it.”

When Thomas was told
that you appeared
in the inner rooms,
he heeded your word
and did not believe it
until he saw for himself.

And of those who claim
to have special insight
of your will for us,
may we be like Thomas,
the skeptical and
obedient disciple.