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Liturgical day: Sunday 6th (C) in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Lk 6,17.20-26): Lifting up his eyes to his disciples, Jesus said, «Fortunate are you who are poor, the kingdom of God is yours». Coming down the hill with them, Jesus stood on a level place. Many of his disciples were there and a large crowd of people who had come from all parts of Judea and Jerusalem and from the coastal cities of Tyre and Si­don. Then looking at his disciples, Jesus said, «Fortunate are you who are poor, the kingdom of God is yours. Fortunate are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. Fortunate are you who weep now, for you will laugh. Fortunate are you when peo­ple hate you, when they reject you and insult you and number you among criminals, because of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for a great reward is kept for you in heaven. Re­member that is how the ancestors of this people treated the prophets.

»But alas for you who have wealth, for you have been comforted now. Alas for you who are full, for you will go hungry. Alas for you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep. Alas for you when peo­ple speak well of you, for that is how the ancestors of these people treated the false prophets».

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today we attend the "Sermon on the Mount." Jesus gives us courage: He always remains on our side, especially in difficulties (poverty, sadness, incomprehension ...). In fact, it is a danger to have airs and graces in life: sated, laughing, praised by others ...

-Jesus is realistic (there are difficulties!) And, at the same time, optimistic (He accompanies me). Walking with God, our walk is joyful, even if we find pain as a traveling companion.