We have to remember that many of these Apostles went onto distant lands they did not know
Thomas, according to Tradition, would possibly go the furthest as he made his way to India.
What gave him the strength and perseverance to do what he did?
The peace of the risen Christ
The peace of Christ, my brothers and sisters, is beyond what the world considers peace
As he would go on to say “The peace I leave you, the world cannot give”
It isn’t a lack of conflict
Or quiet moment
Rather the peace of Christ is the invitation to retreat in prayer with Him for a moment
To be transported to another world
So that he can enliven the fire of His love within your heart
To inspire you to go out of yourself and become more of who He made you to be
But you’ve got to leave that upper room, whatever it might be in your life