Thursday, May 26, 2022
The readings for the The Ascension of the Lord for Year C encourage us to be witnesses for Jesus Christ, just as the early Christians were. In the first reading (Acts 1:1-11) the ascension of Jesus is recounted and the Apostles are told they will receive the Holy Spirit. The psalm (Psalm 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9) praises God. In the second reading (Ephesians 1:17-23) we hear that Jesus Christ rules heaven and earth. In the alternate second reading (Hebrews 9:24-28; 10:19-23) we learn that Jesus Christ died for all people. And in the gospel (Luke 24:46-53) after Jesus ascends to heaven, the disciples can be found in the temple praising God.
Evangelism and the need to step out into the world could be topics for this weekend. Here are some ideas: