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Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter

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Gospel text (Jn 16:5-11): «Now I am going to the one who sent me (...). But because I told you this, grief has filled your hearts».
Jesus said to his disciples: “Now I am going to the one who sent me, and not one of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ But because I told you this, grief has filled your hearts. But I tell you the truth, it is better for you that I go. For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes he will convict the world in regard to sin and righteousness and condemnation: sin, because they do not believe in me; righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see me; condemnation, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.”

Illustration: Pili Piñero

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.