“I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS; YES, TO THE END OF TIME”

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Today’s readings describe the Ascension of the Lord Jesus his Heavenly glory after promising to send the Apostles the Holy Spirit as the source of Heavenly power and commanding them to bear witness to Him through their lives and preaching throughout the world.

It is in his Ascension that we see Jesus entering fully into the life and glory of God. In the descriptions of Christ after his Resurrection, we are given a hint of what life will be like in Heaven. The prospect of sharing that glory should be the driving force of our lives.

But the ascended Jesus is still with us because of His promise, “I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.” He is with us at all times and in all places, releasing a new energy upon the earth, the energy of the Holy Spirit.

We need Jesus as our source of strength and encouragement in doing His will. We will be able to overcome doubts about our Faith and baseless fears, anxiety and worries by meditating on Jesus’ Ascension and the lesson it teaches that we, too, are called to share his glory in Heaven

Excerpts from Gospel Reflection by Fr Tony Kadavil at http://frtonyshomilies.com