Feast of Ascension

Fr.-JeromeDear friends: Today we are celebrating the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord. This Feast commemorates the elevation of Christ into Heaven, by His own power, in the presence of His disciples on the fortieth day after His glorious Resurrection. Jesus, after His resurrection, spent forty days with His disciples instructing them and encouraging them as they prepared for their mission. The Ascension of Jesus into Heaven completed His earthly work of our redemption. Through His numerous apparitions to hundreds of people between the day of His glorious Resurrection and the day of His Ascension, Jesus proved two things. First of all, He proved that He was the promised Messiah. Secondly, He proved that through Him who overcame death, persons who persevere in their living faith in Jesus shall also overcome death and inherit the Kingdom of God. Jesus has ascended into heaven. But, He has commissioned us to continue His mission on earth. “Go out into the world, proclaim the good news to all creation”, with our frail and fragile humanity. We are to proclaim His message of love to the world not so much by our words but by the quality of our Christian lives. Jesus commissioned the apostles filling them with His peace, power and presence. So too, now He accompanies and confirms us in this mission by the power of His presence.

Fr. Jerome Mascarenhas

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