In today’s Gospel, we read another account of the disciples’ first meeting with the resurrected Jesus. In John’s Gospel, and now in Luke’s Gospel, we witness Jesus share the gift of peace with his disciples.   

We read that the disciples are frightened. They think the figure before them is a ghost.  

Jesus addresses his disciples: “Why are you troubled? And why do questions arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you can see I have.” 

The disciples’ fear turns to joy, and Jesus points out that all has happened just as he told them it would.  

Jesus further explains, “Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in his name
to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.” 

What does it mean to be a witness? What more must a witness do than see? Jesus’ disciples went on to share his mission far and wide.  

As witnesses to health inequality and injustice, we too, at CMMB, must move forward with action. Following our Easter celebrations, CMMB participated in World Health Worker Week to raise awareness of the growing global shortage of health workers and advocated for increased investments in the workforce—especially when it comes to the health and safety of health workers.  

Dr. Muthini is one of the inspiring health workers, whose dedication is helping to fill gaps in cancer care in Kitui County, Kenya. We invite you to read his story on our blog