“There at God’s right hand he took his place.’
The feast of the Ascension into heaven is a celebration that Jesus the, conqueror of sin and death entering into heaven. He did so in the humanity he took from the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Ascension calls on us to rejoice that where he the head has gone, we his body will most certainly follow. Where? Where God is.
What the Ascension is therefore saying, is that one day we also shall take our place with God our Father. We will, like our brother, savior and friend Jesus reign with God in glory everlasting. Yes in Christ and through Christ who rose from the dead, we, the very people he died to save, will one day enjoy the fullness of love in the presence of his and our Father.
And what are we supposed to do about this? First and foremost, thank God for life, and praise him for sending his only begotten Son to lead us back to his and our father’s side. Then say yes to Jesus sending us to proclaim the Good News that God is love. The Son is now in his proper place, as the Gospel of Mark tells us that while the Eleven were listening to Jesus and looking on, he was taken into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the almighty Father.
Today therefore, let us rejoice that our victory, our destiny is already assured and Jesus is in his place, seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. Where he has gone we hope one day to follow: “See the Conqueror mounts in triumph.”
A blessed Ascension to everyone.
Fr. Clement Paul