“Christ has not gone away but is with us forever” Pope Benedict XVI

Today is the Feast of the Ascension, the fortieth day of Easter. What a glorious reminder to keep in our hearts as we celebrate Jesus taking his place with his eternal Father.

Pope Francis tells us,

The Ascension does not point to Jesus’ absence, but tells us that he is alive in our midst in a new way.
He is no longer in a specific place in the world as he was before the Ascension.
He is now in the lordship of God, present in every space and time, close to each one of us.
In our life we are never alone: We have this Advocate who awaits us, who defends us.
We are never alone: The Crucified and Risen Lord guides us.
We have with us a multitude of brothers and sisters who, in silence and concealment, in their family life and at work, in their problems and hardships, in their joys and hopes, live faith daily and together with us bring the world the lordship of God’s love, in the Risen Jesus Christ, ascended into Heaven, our own Advocate who pleads for us.

Be renewed in your Faith today, Jesus has prepared a place for us!

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