On the first Easter night, Thomas was not with the apostles when Jesus appeared to them, risen from the dead. But Scripture does not tell us where Thomas was.
Because he was the type of person who needed to see things for himself, perhaps he was out looking for Jesus, on the very road on which the women, that morning, had said they had seen him alive.
But Thomas did not find Jesus, until he returned to the community of Peter and the other apostles.
This is an important lesson. We need the community of the Church, united around the successor of Peter.
That community affirms the Gospel of Life. By staying close to the community we are strengthened in our pro-life commitment, despite the fact that some in our lives may disagree.