Third Sunday of Easter ‘b’
What does a witness do? A witness is a person who sees an event, who is physically present at the scene and then can relate accurately about the event to others. If there is a crime or an accident, the first thing that police do is look for a witness, any person who was there and can testify. At the end of the Gospel for this Sunday, Jesus tells His disciples: you are witnesses of these things. Of what things? We are witnesses of the resurrection of Christ. The disciples witnessed that with their own eyes and could testify and spread the news to others. By our faith we are witnesses too, and our job is also to be witnesses to the world of Christ’s resurrection. We need to spread this news to others.