It is in actuality Ascension Thursday, but we will be celebrating it on Sunday. Reading the readings for Easter Thursday of week 6, and also the readings for Ascension... lots to rejoice with today! Pat and I both were touched deeply by the words of our Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI...
The meaning of Christ's Ascension expresses our belief that in Christ the humanity that we all share has entered into the inner life of God in a new and hitherto unheard of way. It means that man has found an everlasting place in God. It would be a mistake to interpret the Ascension as the temporary absence of Christ from the world. Rather, we go to heaven as to the extent that we go to Jesus Christ and enter into him. Heaven is a person: Jesus himself is what we call "heaven."
So wonderful and appropriate to find this glorious prayer of how we enter into Jesus/heaven by Gus's patron Saint., St Augustine!
The Psalm for the Feast of the Ascension is so filled with that kind of JOY! "Shouts of JOY!" Trumpet blasts and singing praise, sing hymns of praise as we clap our hands!!! LOVE it! Psalm 47 rocks with so much Praise and worship of "the king of all the earth is God!"
When you see a part of God's creation that is this beautiful it is like a shout of JOY!
Jesus, how we long to come to heaven forever with you and your Mother and your Saints. May we praise you with all that we do and say and reflect that you dwell within us and we are yours! Jesus, we trust in you. Amen and Hallelujah
Jesus I am yours!
Nancy's patron Saint