Thursday, May 14, 2015

God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord!

Men of Galilee, why are you standing there
looking at the sky?  
Today is the feast of hope!  It is one of the special feast days of our Community. Why hope?  Because today the Church celebrates the moment when Jesus, in his resurrected body, ascended into the realms of Heaven and is now "seated at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty".**  From there He intercedes for us with the Father.  For this reason we have great hope!

When they had gathered together they asked him: “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?  ”He answered them, “It is not for you to know the times or seasons that the Father has established by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”When he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight. While they were looking intently at the sky as he was going, suddenly two men dressed in white garments stood beside them. They said, “Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky? This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven.”  (Acts 1:1-11)


What is it today that you would like Jesus to tell the Father?  What is it that you need?  Jesus has the Father's ear.  And the Father loves us with a love that cannot be measured.  So, don't hesitate to ask. Jesus is seated by the Father's side and that gives us great hope! 

**Apostle's Creed

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