Mon, 21 May 2012
Our Scriptures today tell us that after 40 days of appearing to the disciples after the Resurrection, Jesus departed from them as to His physical presence, passed into heaven as a fully human, embodied and yet fully divine person. He will remain there until His second advent, the second coming. What does this mean for us today?
Having ascended into heaven…he enriched His own people, and daily lavishes spiritual riches upon them. He therefore sits on high, transfusing us with His power, that He may quicken us to spiritual life, sanctify us by His Spirit, adorn His church with diverse gifts of grace, keep it safe from all harm by His protection, restrain the raging enemies of the Cross and of our salvation by the strength of His hand and finally hold all power in heaven and earth.