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Liturgical day: Sunday 6th (B) of Easter

Gospel text (Jn 15,9-17): «As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you (...). I have told you all this, that my own joy may be in you and your joy may be complete». Jesus said to his disciples: «As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; remain in my love. You will remain in my love if you keep my commandments, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and remain in his love. I have told you all this, that my own joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.

»This is my commandment: love one another as I have loved you. There is no greater love than this, to give one's life for one's friends; and you are my friends if you do what I command you. I shall not call you servants any more, because servants do not know what their master is about. Instead I have called you friends, since I have made known to you everything I learned from my Father. You did not choose me; it was I who chose you and sent you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last. And everything you ask the Father in my name, he will give you. This is my command, that you love one another».

Illustration: Mr. Josep Lluís Martínez i Picañol (Picanyol)

Today, shortly before his Ascension, Jesus warns us about sadness: he wants us to be happy by remaining united to God. On the day of the Ascension to heaven, Jesus Christ will not go away, as if he were on another planet. He will continue among us. His Body, which died and rose again, is now divinized ...

-The Humanity of Jesus has experienced a "leap of quality" living fully as God. Our happiness is total! -Jesus, since you are in heaven, I know that you are always by my side ... and inside me!