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Saturday of the Third Week of Easter

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Gospel text (Jn 6:60-69): Many of his disciples returned to their former way of life and no longer walked with him. Jesus then said to the Twelve, “Do you also want to leave?” Simon Peter answered him, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.” Many of the disciples of Jesus who were listening said, “This saying is hard; who can accept it?” Since Jesus knew that his disciples were murmuring about this, he said to them, “Does this shock you? What if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the Spirit that gives life, while the flesh is of no avail. The words I have spoken to you are Spirit and life. But there are some of you who do not believe.” Jesus knew from the beginning the ones who would not believe and the one who would betray him. And he said, “For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by my Father.”

As a result of this, many of his disciples returned to their former way of life and no longer walked with him. Jesus then said to the Twelve, “Do you also want to leave?” Simon Peter answered him, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.”

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today, Simon Peter makes a wonderful gesture for Jesus. Almost all of that group of Jews abandons Jesus because His words seem too hard for them. The Lord remains alone. He even asks His twelve Apostles: «Do you want to leave me too?».

—Along with Simon Peter we say to Jesus: —Lord, sometimes your words are difficult to understand for me, but I trust you. Because, if not to you, to whom shall I go? You are the Holy One of God!