In The Acts of the Apostles Peter and his companions look on their role as being witnesses. (The Greek word is martyros, which is the origin of the word martyr.) They are witnesses to what they had heard and seen: Jesus going about doing good and healing, the events of his suffering and death, the experience of encountering the Risen Lord after Easter. They didn’t speculate about what heaven was like or when the end times were coming or why “the nations” were now included in the history of salvation. No, they witnessed to the concrete events that had changed their lives. That is a good strategy for us to adopt. We can bear witness to God’s presence in acts of charity, generosity and forgiveness.