The Blessing of Departure … Saturday, April 20

The Ascension rock on Mount of Olives, Jerusal...

The Ascension rock on Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, said to bear the imprint of the right foot of Jesus as he ascended, venerated by Christians as the last point on earth touched by the incarnate Christ.

A Rosary Meditation … The Second Glorious Mystery, the Ascension. “And it came to pass as He blessed them, that He parted from them.” Luke 24:51. There are times when loved ones have to leave us. Isn’t it nice when a parting is on good terms? It makes you look forward to the return, doesn’t it? When Jesus left His followers here on earth, and His followers comprised His Church and we’re a part of that, He blessed them. A blessing is a wonderful thing. Simply put we might call it a gift of good. Good whatever, whatever good pertains, whatever good is needed at the time. Open ended in a way. Like Jesus’ ascension, His leaving. That’s open-ended as well. Because it’s not the end of the matter, it’s simply the first installment of a saga. The last installment comes when He comes again. The leaving us on good terms leaves us with a current blessing, that of being a part of His Body here and now, and a future blessing to look forward to. The next time we leave church, or home, or school, or work, or where ever and who ever you leave, lets keep in mind that we’ll probably be coming back. Leaving on good terms makes a return something to look forward too.

Today …

St. Marian

Quote … “Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of a certain income can indulge.” ~ St. Gregory The Great ~ It makes the purchase of the return ticket an unbearable burden.

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