As they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight (Acts 1:9).
After his Resurrection Jesus appeared to his disciples and encouraged them with many signs and proofs. He commissioned them to go and share the good news throughout the world. Jesus blessed them, strengthened them, and would send the Holy Spirit to enable them to accomplish their mission. Then he was taken up into heaven and was seated at the right hand of the Father. God became man in order to bring man–men and women–to God. Although Jesus had told the disciples that he would be going to his Father, when he actually left, these friends of his must have felt a bit forlorn. They returned to the city to wait and pray as he had instructed them, but they must have been confused. So they waited in trust.
The Son of God had descended, taking on human flesh, dying on the cross, and descending into hell, all in order to bring humanity with him on his ascent back to the Father. In the Ascension his mission was complete. He succeeded in creating for us our way to God.
Where are you on your mission? At the beginning, full of hope? Deep in the trenches? Struggling to maintain peace in your heart? Striving for the conversion of wayward souls in your life? Take heart: Christ has fulfilled his mission and is with you in yours. He has sent you, and he will guide you home. As a mother he has given you an intuitive sense of “home.” With this he can inspire you to press on toward the goal that lies before us, the heavenly banquet of the Lamb.
Father, our joy lies in the gift of your Son, who gave himself to become one with us and bring us to you. Strengthen in us an awareness of our heavenly goal so that, with Jesus, crowned and sitting at your right hand, we may one day rejoice in your presence. May we be instruments of the salvation of our children and all our family that, through our vocation of motherhood, you would shine your saving light.
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