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Liturgical day: Tuesday 6th of Easter

Gospel text (Jn 16,5-11): «Now I am going to the One who sent me (...). You are overcome with grief because of what I have said». Jesus said to his disciples, «But now I am going to the One who sent me and none of you asks me where I am going; instead you are overcome with grief because of what I have said. Indeed believe me: It is better for you that I go away, because as long as I do not leave, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go away, it is to send him to you, and when He comes, He will vindicate the truth in face of the world with regard to sin, to the way of righteousness, and to the Judgment. What has been the sin? They did not believe in me. What is the way of righteousness? I am on the way to the Father, meanwhile you will not see me. What Judgment? The Ruler of this world has himself been condemned».

Illustration: Pau Morales

Today we listen to despair in the Lord’s voice. He is talking about His departure. It hurts us, above all because He is referring to His departure through his death on the Cross. But, at the end, our grief will turn into joy: as an outcome of His sacrifice, He and the Father will send us the Holy Spirit.

- The coming of God Holy Spirit to our souls is the signal of Jesus’ triumph, reinforcement to our faith and a criticism to the lazy ones that deny the possibility of sanctity.