Ascension Sunday

May 16, 2010


When I was entering the Basilians, one of my parents’ concerns was that they would have to “give me up” to the order; that once I joined, they would rarely see me or talk to me.

During this season of graduation and weddings, the notion is familiar to many families.  Divorce, death, job transfers and relocation all conjure up similar emotions of loss.  So, while we are happy for the change and goodness that our loved ones are experiencing, we are sad because it means our relationship will not quite be the same with them.

But Jesus’ Ascension into Heaven challenges us to look at such change a different way.

Had Jesus not left his own circle of friends to be with His Father, the world would have never known about Jesus – not because of what Jesus did, but because of what his friends did in his absence.

Today is not about divine abandonment; rather, it is about divine empowerment.  But to learn how, you will need to tune in to the message!

CLICK HERE for the Readings for the Ascension: (Acts 1.1-11; Ps.47; Ephesians 1.17-23 or Hebrews 9.24-28, 10.19-23; Luke 24.46-53)


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