Faith and Sight (For St Thomas, Apostle and Martyr)

Scepticism is a degree of unbelief; equally therefore it is a degree of belief. It may be a degree of faith.
(Christina Rossetti, Time Flies: A Reading Diary)

I cannot place my hand in Your side;
I cannot touch Your scars;
I cannot bow at Your nail-pierced feet;
My Lord and my God – I believe.

I cannot see Your new-shining face;
I cannot feel Your breath;
I cannot eat the bread that You break;
Blessed are they who believe…

I cannot see that I might be certain;
I cannot touch this Proof;
I cannot stand firm; my knees buckle down;
I believe – help my unbelief.

I cannot wait till my faith shall be sight;
I cannot sit; my heart’s pounding;
I cannot know, but I who am known
Can bow while this mustard seed grows.

Published by Matthew Pullar

Teacher, writer, blogger, husband, father, Christian. Living in Wyndham in Melbourne's west, on the land of the Kulin Nation. Searching for words to console and feed hearts and souls.

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