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Liturgical day: Wednesday 7th of Easter

Gospel text (Jn 17,11b-19): «Consecrate them in the truth —your word is truth». Jesus looked up to heaven and prayed, «I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world whereas I am going to you. Holy Father, keep them in your Name that you have given me, so that they may be one, just as we are. When I was with them, I kept them safe in your Name, and not one was lost except the one who was already lost, and in this the Scripture was fulfilled.

»But now I am coming to you and I leave these my words in the world that my joy may be complete in them. I have given them your word and the world has hated them because they are not of the world; just as I am not of the world. I do not ask you to remove them from the world but to keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world; consecrate them in the truth —your word is truth. I have sent them into the world as you sent me into the world, and for their sake, I go to the sacrifice by which I am consecrated, so that they too may be consecrated in truth».

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today we are still immersed in Jesus’ prayer. Now He is begging for us. Christ cares for our lives. He also wants us to have His own joy: for this reason He begs God to protect us from the Evil One. The best shield for our defense is the truth. And the Word of Jesus, the truth, is collected in the Bible, particularly in the Gospels.

—We live as if everything was "true": it would depend on what you like or what you deem useful for you. But is that serious? Life does not go that way! "Jesus, thank you for your words.