And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and take you to myself, so that where I am you also may be. Where I am going you know the way.” Thomas said to him, “Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Recalling the numerous artistic renditions of the encounter between Saint Thomas and Our Lord after his resurrection, we imagine that their exchange in this morning's Gospel could also have been illustrated by the same image. As he he opens his wounded side, he shows the way to truth and life - through vulnerability, through the wound of love - his love for us, our love for him and for one another.