“Do you have faith that is such that it is able to touch the hearts of your students and inspire them with the Christian spirit? This is the greatest miracle you could perform and the one that God asks of you, for this is the purpose of your work.”
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 ‘stumbled’ upon a chapel last year in Paris dedicated to De La Salle. I decided to go to St Sulpice church for Sunday Mass as I had googled and discovered the organ music there was wonderful 😉 Before Mass when I walked around I found a chapel dedicated to De La Salle- that I guess I mostly noticed as three nephews in New Plymouth are old boys of Francis Douglas College, which was run by De La Salle brothers. The plaque at the side of the chapel acknowledged his work for education. I took a couple of photos, but it was dark and they are not very clear.
Sorry for the delay in reply to your comment Margaret. It’s only this morning I have learnt how to reply to new comments on the new site. Hope you are well.