I’m not sure how I missed this great 2010 Kim Hill interview with Fr. Michael Mahoney, presently Parish Priest of South Westland. In this inspiring chat Michael reflects on priestly calling, mountaineering & Everest, Brazil, and above all faith in God. All part of the adventure that is life as a priest.
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.