Reflecting on the scriptures for the great feast of Easter, April 9 are David Moxon, Chris Duthie-Jung and Manuel Beazley. They join 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.
Such a valuable reflection, thankyou all. Please don’t ever stop these homily studios, they’re invaluable for us and I’m sure many others, when we are not at mass, and again as a quiet and uninterrupted preparation for the mass, where so often we can be lost in the noise and lose concentration. Happy Easter