Feast of the Ascension 2016

Feast of the Ascension 2016
Scripture: LK 24:46-53
Feast of the Ascension 2016Jesus said to his disciples:
"Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer
and rise from the dead on the third day
and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins,
would be preached in his name
to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
You are witnesses of these things. 
And behold I am sending the promise of my Father upon you;
but stay in the city
until you are clothed with power from on high."

Then he led them out as far as Bethany,
raised his hands, and blessed them.
As he blessed them he parted from them
and was taken up to heaven.
They did him homage
and then returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
and they were continually in the temple praising God.

Reflection
You are witnesses of these things! Christianity is not some idea that one person had, it's not some private revelation or a dream, it not a personal message from an angel, No, it is a public, witnessed religion. The second person of the Holy Trinity was born of a virgin and became man; a man like us in all things but sin, truly human and truly divine this Godman, Jesus Christ grew in knowledge and wisdom, suffered and died for us and rose from the dead.  All these things were witnessed to and then when it was time he ascended in to heaven from whence he came.  My brothers and sisters, make no apologies, hold fast to your beliefs, because we belong to the faith, to the religion that Jesus Christ himself founded and as he said in the Scripture, where I am going you also shall be.  We celebrate the Feast of the Ascension recognizing that he is who he says he is and that he will return and take us to himself in heaven. God bless,- Fr. Jordan Turano, OP - Molloy College

Saint: NONE - Today we remember the Son of God - Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior.

 
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