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Today’s Gospel
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Sunday 6th (A) of Easter

Gospel text (Jn 14,15-21): «A little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me». Jesus said to his disciples, «If you love me, you will keep my commandments; and I will ask the Father and he will give you another Helper to be with you forever, that Spirit of truth whom the world cannot receive because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him for he is with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans, I am coming to you. A little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me because I live and you will also live. On that day you will know that I am in my Father and you in me, and I in you. Whoever keeps my commandments is the one who loves me. If he loves me, he will also be loved by my Father; I too shall love him and show myself clearly to him».

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today Jesus’ words sound like an eminent farewell. Indeed, in some days we will celebrate of our Lord’s Ascension into Heaven. Ascension? Yes. A beautiful mystery: Jesus will solemnly enter in Body and Spirit into Heaven, the house of his Father-God. It will be the first time that a human body is received in Heaven. Nevertheless, thanks to our faith we will keep on “seeing him”.

- But Jesus will not leave us orphans. As his Ascension approaches He tells us about the Holy Spirit. Do you know who it is? Jesus will explain it to us in the upcoming days.