Today we are beginning to come to the end of our 50 day celebration of Easter and we celebrate the Ascension of our Lord into heaven. In our first reading today from the Acts of the Apostles, St. Luke gives us a very graphic, easy to picture description of the ascension of Jesus. But he can’t describe to our satisfaction what happened to Jesus after “a cloud took him from their sight.” The cloud tells us that there’s much more to the ascension than we can comprehend right now. One thing that we learn for sure is that when Jesus finished the job that the Father had given him, he handed on that job to us. One of the last things he said was “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” Would that we could be half as enthusiastic about our faith as the people who sell products on TV – or as we are talking about sports or politics! Catholics often take that rather unusual stance that we never talk about religion or politics – even though we talk politics all the time! The angel challenged the disciples to quit staring at the sky and to get busy. That’s our challenge too! God bless!
Following the WORD OF GOD
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