“Now you shall be witness to this.”
What a challenge! When Jesus said that we shall be witness, he is not merely asking us to furnish evidence but to BE the evidence ourselves. He is not asking us to talk about his love and mercy to others, to speak of the miracles he has done, to discuss his teachings. He is asking us to let others experience his love and mercy by being compassionate and forgiving. He is asking us to surprise people with kindness and generosity, simplicity and honesty – the experience of which may be considered as miracles in today’s cynical and materialistic world. He is also asking us to embody his teachings and through our actions, make him alive in this world. Let us remind the world, as Jesus reminded his disciples, that he is present, and he is amongst us, walking with us and even sharing our meals!