In the summer, one hot day, a Brazilian child went to bathe in a pond near the house.

     Mom watched them through the window. Horrified, she saw the cayman approaching.

     The woman ran towards the child, screaming with all her might. The child immediately began to flow in the direction of his mother, who managed to grab them in his arms the moment the cayman clenched his jaw. The beast was strong, but his mother was much more determined.

     Hearing the scream of a woman, one of the men, a shepherd, ran to the pond and shot the cayman. The child was saved. Admittedly, they were seriously injured, but over time they could walk again.

     Some time later, the child was asked to show scars on the legs. The child rolled up his trouser legs. But it immediately raised its sleeves and showed other scars. They were traces of my mother’s nails, which she pulled them to with all her might.

     In the evening of the first day of the week, where the disciples were, although the door was closed for fear of Jews, Jesus came and stood in the middle and said to them, “Peace be with you!” And having said that, he showed them his hands and side. So the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. And Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, so am I sending you.” After these words, he breathed on them and told them: “Receive the Holy Spirit! Who will forgive their sins, they are forgiven, and whom you will stop, they are retained.” But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymos, was not with them when Jesus came. So other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “If in His hands I see no trace of nails and put my finger in the marks of nails,

     And after eight days, when His disciples were inside the house again and Thomas with them, Jesus came, although the door was closed, he stood in the middle and said, “Peace be with you!” Then he said to Thomas: “Raise your finger here and see my hands. Raise your hand and put it in my side, and do not be unbelieving but believing.” Thomas replied to him, “My Lord and my God!” (Jn 20: 19-28).