Most people think of the Ascension of Jesus as being a ‘departure’ moment. Jesus was here and now he is gone. We imagine Jesus going up into the clouds and the disciples waving farewell from below.
This is an unhelpful image.
It is essential that we understand what does happen and what does not happen in the Ascension event.
It would be easy to wrongly think that in his ministry showed us how to build the city of God on earth, and now he has gone and the mission is left to us.
I loved today’s Homily Studio!!! (For Sunday 20 February) Especially the quotes e.g. James Martin’s ‘desire for desire to forigve – and many others.
Not sure where I got this but it was many years ago “If you are angry with your brother (another), you let him (them) live rent-free inside your head”. So true!