Good Morning LIGHT Friends –
Since this has been a year to look at the seasons of our faith, I wanted to make note of our next great feast. Tomorrow we are pausing in the midst of our Easter season for the Feast of the Ascension. This is the day when as Catholics, we celebrate the fact that Jesus was taken into heaven and seated at the right hand of the Father. The point of our celebration though is not so much that Jesus left us for his final destination, but rather that he has joined his Father and brings us with Him in that. We are the Body of Christ, so where Jesus goes, so do we!
Three words from the Gospel from this week’s feast jump out at me and remind me of the Easter message: Go, Proclaim, & Believe.
Those were Jesus’ instructions for his disciples that day. Those same words are our instructions when we hear them today. We are members of the Body of Christ, and on the Feast of the Ascension, we are given our marching orders – GO, be in the world, not just in our little corner, but as far as we can reach; PROCLAIM – let our words and actions share the love of Jesus in all that we say and do; and BELIEVE – know that we are not alone in this and we can make a difference.
These words are a reminder of the Easter message that we explored at our last LIGHT Gathering. We are a community of Believers that are charged to Go and share the Gospel message. To Proclaim the Good News that Jesus lives! We a Catholic community: Children of God, guided by the Holy Spirit, members of the Body of Christ. We are joined together by our Baptism, and charged with the task of being Jesus hands, feet, and voice in this world. We have all that is necessary to do as Jesus asks. It is up to us to make it happen.
The Gospel goes on to tell us that “they went.” The disciples did go and do as they were instructed, even when it was hard. Even when it cost them everything they had. Are we willing to do the same?
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