Reflecting on the scriptures for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, June 19, are Kath Petrie, Colin McLeod and Rory Patterson. They join Fr John O’Connor in today’s Homily Studio podcast.
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.
Can’t wait to get to Mass today after listening to this – thanks for an energising conversation about mystery, giving, receiving and communion.