Easter, Ascension of the Lord (A) I have accomplished many things in my 9+ years of service in these three parishes. But one of my finest achievements was putting new tabs on the Roman Missal. I did that all by myself without any help from anyone. The rest of my achievements were really our achievements, things that we did together, with me as the head and you the members of our parish.

In a similar way, Jesus is our head. When the head ascends to Heaven, the body remains on earth. It is like the Body of Christ has been stretched between Heaven and Earth. We, the members, must have a good connection with Christ, our Head. Pray for the Holy Spirit to strengthen your connection with Christ.

(24 May 2020)

Going Deeper: Meditate on the words of our second reading:

Brothers and sisters:
May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,
give you a Spirit of wisdom and revelation
resulting in knowledge of him.
May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened,
that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call,
what are the riches of glory
in his inheritance among the holy ones,
and what is the surpassing greatness of his power
for us who believe.