26 May 2019. (6º TPC)
In this Sunday’s Gospel we are listening to the words of Jesus to his disciples at the last supper. It is his last testament, his final wishes: “He who loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our abode in him.” He promises to be with his own until the end. He does not leave them orphans, will send His own Spirit. It is the Spirit of Jesus who will guide them and teach them to live the Word of the Father. That Spirit also lives within each of us, and if we allow ourselves to be guided by him, we will be fulfilling the mandate of Jesus. “He will teach you all things, and he will be reminding you of everything that I have told you.”
On saying goodbye to his disciples Jesus said to them: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you. I do not give it to you as the world gives it”. The peace of Jesus is not the absence of conflict, or the one achieved by force, or the peace of the cemetery. It is the peace that comes from justice, solidarity, love. It is the peace that the Spirit of Jesus gives us and that makes us treat others as equals. It is the peace that is born of the dialogue with the different opinion of our brother.
He will make his dwelling in us; He will give us his own spirit; he gives us a peace different to that of the world…It is God with us. Be aware of this reality that lets us see our life, our world, with new eyes: with which God looks at us and wants us to look to others.
Juan Ramon Gomez Pascual, cmf