Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
May 21 A..D. 2009
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Psalms 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9
A reflection on today's Scripture:
This is a good day to look at the sky and imagine the Lord's ascent. Put yourself there, with the other apostles and disciples. Whatever the sky above you is doing today, it will draw you away from immediate material things. God gave us the beauty of creation as a sign of providential love and it is the beginning of a pathway for the heart: a pathway where the heart follows the steps of the disciples and then comes to understand more about being a disciple now.
This day, Christ, God and man, completes His passage as the first born of the dead. Today, the promise that the King will triumph is fulfilled -- He mounts His throne (see Psalm 47). The promise that our humanity will be saved is fulfilled. He sits at the right hand of the Father, who gives Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body. (See Ephesians 1:17-23).
How important it is to rejoice that you are incorporated into the body of Christ, the Church, for it is the Father's will and gift! Today prepares us for Pentecost, the loving gift of the Father and the Son, through which the many gifts are given to build up the body of Christ..
No doubt the disciples were full of wonder and awe at the Ascension. How much we should be filled with wonder and awe! We have come to observe the fruit of the grace that followed!
- Rev. Stephen H. Gratto
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Thursday, May 21, 2009
The Ascension of the Lord (Solemnity)
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