Men of History

St. Thomas and the Palace

St. Thomas and the Palace

 St Thomas

Apostle Thomas went to preach the good news in Arabia. He was kidnapped by Arab Traders, mainly to get him out of their region.  They brought him to the port of Mussoori in Kerala and sold as a slave to King Gundaforus. As the king was planning to build a palace, they told him that Thomas was an architect. Thomas was entrusted with the project of the palace and was a given a large sum of money.  Thomas used all this money for the poor of the land.  There was no palace for the king but there sure was a dungeon for Thomas.   At this juncture the king’s younger brother died and the king was very sad and troubled. Prayers of St. Thomas brought him back to life in a miracle.  Then this crown prince told the king about a vision he had. While he was in heaven he saw a beautiful palace there built by Thomas the prisoner. He was told that the palace was for the king and that it was built by the prisoner Thomas. The king was overjoyed, released Thomas from the prison and became his first disciple. Other members of the royal family and many of the Brahmin priests also got baptized.

When you plan to build a house or to invest in real estate or stock,

use ten percent of the budget money for the poor and

ensure a beautiful place for you in heaven.

“Your heart will be where your treasure is.

Store up treasures in heaven, safe from rust or thieves.”

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