Around the world in the past decade or two, some very good Catholic Television networks have become significant communicators of the Gospel. Unless you have a special satellite dish installed at your home, these networks are not yet available in New Zealand. But you can watch some of these channels online. Try the Canadian Catholic channel Salt and Light at this link.
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.