To Be With Jesus

The Ascension of the Lord

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Last week I was privileged to be able to preach the homily at the Mass where seven young children from our parish received their first Holy Communion. In that homily I expressed wonder at the fact that the Almighty God would choose to become something as humble as food for us to consume. I shared the story of asking my eight-year-old daughter (one of the first communicants) why she thought God would do that. Her reply was profound in its simplicity — “So he can be close to us.”

Now, as we celebrate the Ascension of Christ into heaven, we may very well ask, “If Jesus wants to be close to us, why did he leave?

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