Read the scriptures for today, Friday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time, 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.
Love these Lectio Divina posts. Thank you Father John. You take us in to the presence of Jesus so simply and it is amazing what he can do with our time. Blessings.