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Tuesday 5th of Easter

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Gospel text (Jn 14,27-31a): «I am going away, but I am coming to you». Jesus said to his disciples, «Peace be with you; I give you my peace. Not as the world gives peace do I give it to you. Do not be troubled; do not be afraid. You heard me say: ‘I am going away, but I am coming to you’. If you loved me, you would be glad that I go to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. I have told you this now before it takes place, so that when it does happen you may believe. It is very little what I may still tell you, for the ruler of this world is at hand, although there is nothing in me that he can claim. But see, the world must know that I love the Father and that I do what the Father has taught me to do. Come now, let us go».

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today, the Lord comforts His disciples. Jesus is leaving! Where to? First He went away to die on the Cross: His death was a departure to Heaven. Three days later He resurrected and, for a brief time, He still appeared to His disciples. Finally, the day of Ascension, with His resurrected body, He went up to Heaven.

— The Lord is asking us not to let our heart be frightened. He gives us true peace: Jesus, because He is God, is in Heaven and is with each one of us. Even within us when we receive Him in Communion.

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