Witnesses of a New Life in Jesus

Today’s Gospel shows us Jesus appearing to his disciples. They have locked themselves up in Jerusalem because they were afraid of those who had killed Jesus. Jesus appears among them and gives them his peace. Then he sends them as the Father had sent him. Thomas, one of the disciples was not with them and he will not believe that Jesus has really risen until he has given proof by touching Jesus. However, at the end he does not only touch Jesus but confesses him as “My Lord and my God”. It is important to have seen Jesus; but the real believer is the one who has not seen but yet believes in Jesus as Lord and God.