Thursday, May 14, 2015
Now we mostly celebrate the Ascension on Sunday. I still like the old tradition we had of going to the chapel just before noon and than singing "Beau Ciel"! I suspect that Jesus just said good-bye and disappeared after promising his disciples that He would send the Holy Spirit. Mark ends his Gospel with Jesus telling them to "Go out into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved..."
Luke tells us in Acts that two men dressed in white garments came and asked the Apostles, "Men of Galilee, why are ou standing there looking at the sky? This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven."
I do not know what really happened at the moment of the Ascension but I know that Jesus is with His Father in Heaven and will come again. The Good News is that He is also here with us and has given us the Holy Spirit.