Sunday, May 17, 2015
Jesus ascends into Heaven
We have a joyful Sunday liturgy. I suspect the Apostles were not so joyful as they stood there looking up and wishing that Jesus had not left them. They still did not understand. But, when the Holy Spirit came upon them, they realized that Jesus was still with them and they immediately went out to preach the good news and to baptize.
Now, we have received the Holy Spirit in Baptism and then, if that was not enough, we have the Sacrament of Confirmation which really makes us all called to go forth and spread the joy of the Gospel. I guess each of us has a special mission and we need to be aware of how the Holy Spirit is inspiring us to fulfill it!