Gospel Reflection for May 8, 2016, Ascension

Sunday Readings: Acts 1.1-11; Ephesians 1.17-23; Luke 24.46-53 Jesus spoke to his disciples, “Thus it is written that the messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance and forgiveness of sin would be proclaimed in his name to all the nations. You are the witnesses of these things.Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 8, 2016, Ascension”

Ascension

“To them I have revealed your name, so that your love for me may live in them.” – John 17.26 Whose kindnesses and love bring this text alive in your life? How can you, too, have Christ’s love live on in your daily tasks? Put a photo of someone you admire or love in aContinue reading “Ascension”

Gospel Reflection for May 17, 2015, Ascension

Sunday Readings: Acts 1.1-11; Ephesians 1.17-23; Mark 16.15-20 “Go to the whole world and preach the gospel.” (Mark 16.15) The ascension is the hinge event between Jesus’ resurrection and his sending of the Spirit. Luke’s gospel ends with Jesus’ ascension and the Acts of the Apostles begins with the same scene. Luke draws on ancientContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 17, 2015, Ascension”

An excerpt from Sunday By Sunday

by Joan Mitchell, CSJ “In the cosmology of Jesus’ time, God and the heavens were up and human beings and Earth were below. Our 2,000-year-old gospel tells the story of the risen Jesus’ return to God in the cosmology everyone assumed in the first century. To return to God is to go to the heavens.Continue reading “An excerpt from Sunday By Sunday”