Named among the Twelve Apostles in all four Gospels, Thomas figured prominently in several stories in John.
A couple of weekends ago, I rented a tiny cabin in the woods, packed my Bible, a few books, and some food and headed out for a weekend of silence and solitude.
Every 12 months or so, I'll remind my wife that I would like the recessional at my funeral to be "Holy God, We Praise Thy Name."
Catholics celebrate the memory of St. Barnabas on June 11.
What could be more essential to life than breathing — or forgiving?