This week’s Homily Studio with the readings of this Sunday, 25th in Ordinary Time, is a conversation between Kath Petrie, John Kinder, Merv Duffy SM and Triona Doocey with John O’Connor, and featuring as a special guest Dante Alighieri who died 700 years ago this week. Read the scriptures for Sunday 19 September 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.
I have had a reluctance to even listen to earlier versions of the Homily studio. I’m not sure why, but glad I did this morning. I appreciated the diversity of opinions. Not being a great scholar I did enjoy the references to Dante.
Thanks Father John and team for beautiful reflection on the Homily Amen