The Ascension of Our Lord isn’t something confined to the past – it makes a real difference in our lives today. Here is what Jesus going back to His Father means for us:
Faith: Jesus leaves the Disciples but only temporarily. Being without His actual human presence forces them to act in faith as they learn to put into practice everything He taught them.
We have to do the same thing. Faith is acting without proof. The Ascension causes us to exercise our faith – the one essential thing we need to withstand any suffering and find happiness in this life.
Hope: Jesus left us to go to Heaven. He points to where we are going. Our final destination is not thi