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Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter

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Gospel text (Jn 16:16-20): “A little while and you will no longer see me, and again a little while later and you will see me.” Jesus said to his disciples: “A little while and you will no longer see me, and again a little while later and you will see me.” So some of his disciples said to one another, “What does this mean that he is saying to us, ‘A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me,’ and ‘Because I am going to the Father’?” So they said, “What is this ‘little while’ of which he speaks? We do not know what he means.” Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them, “Are you discussing with one another what I said, ‘A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me’? Amen, amen, I say to you, you will weep and mourn, while the world rejoices; you will grieve, but your grief will become joy.”

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today Jesus words surprise us. The Lord means that when he rises into Heaven, He will not abandon us. God will remain next to us, more closer than ever: because He and the Father will send the Holy Spirit to our hearts, because Christ will be present in the Eucharist when the Apostles begin to celebrate mass…

- We don’t see Jesus as the Apostles saw Him, but we touch Him more than ever. That is why Jesus said: “Your grief will turn into joy”.