Sunday Reflection


Father Anthony's Sunday Reflection

For Sunday, May 29th 2022 
Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord



"He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father” This is what we profess every time we recite the Creed!

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the  Ascension of our Lord. It is over forty days since we celebrated Easter and this was the last act of Jesus, before his disciples, after he had risen from the dead. The glorious ascension of Jesus would signify the completion of his time here on earth. Ascension is the feast of our faith, the faith that we profess every Sunday. Having been with them for a while, he often reminded them that he would go away from them. The question from his disciples was where he was going and why? We must know that Jesus had to go to where he came from so that we also may one day join him. Our Lord, Jesus Christ had a mission of redeeming humanity from sin and death, not according to his will, but to the will of His Father. He accomplished this mission perfectly and now he is being exalted on high with God the Father. So, his going from us is with hope of the fulfillment of the promise that he will send the advocate who will continue his mission among us. This means that our duty is to focus to where he has gone and wait for the Holy Spirit. It is the joy of every parent to see their children come home! We, as Christians, must know that our homeland is in heaven and every day we work and walk towards that homeland. In the meantime, we must be loyal to our Lord if we want to gain from His glory. He is also entrusting us with a task to lead others into the same glory. Let’s do it!