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December 27th: Feast of Saint John, Apostle and evangelist

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Gospel text (Jn 20:2-8): Mary Magdalene ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we do not know where they put him.” So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb. On the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we do not know where they put him.” So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first; he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in. When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place. Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed.

Illustration: Fr. Miguel Rodríguez Ugalde (Miroug)

Today we pay St John our homage. He was the youngest of the Apostles and writer of the last of the written Gospels. He was there, at the foot of the Cross standing by the Mother of Jesus. There, somehow, John went through his own “martyrdom”. God granted him to be one of the first witnesses of the Risen Christ. When he saw the empty tomb, he immediately “believed”.

-He persevered at the foot of the Cross; he ran towards the Sepulchre… This is how one finds Jesus!