May 21, 2020
The Ascension of the Lord
Dear Family of Mary!
On this day we celebrate that incredible moment when Jesus ascended into Heaven! He had spent 40 days with the Apostles, confirming them in the truth of His Resurrection and commissioning them as His Apostles. But the time had come for Jesus to ascend into Heaven. He did it in plain sight, for all his disciples to see. It is for us a basic truth of our faith, something we declare that we believe whenever we pray the Creed. Jesus ascended to the Father, into heaven!! And it is for us a hope for our future. One day we will follow Him to our eternal homeland, body and soul, just like Him.
Here is the account from Acts Chapter 1:
So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Sama’ria and to the end of the earth.”
And when he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:6-11)
We need to stay in touch with this incredible truth. Jesus ascended into Heaven. We will one day join Him. And Heaven needs to be our goal, our destiny, our hope and our heartfelt desire. Without this hope, we will not have the courage to persevere. Heaven is our home. We are on our way. Jesus has provided the way and Mary is with us now to help us on the journey.
Here are five of Our Lady’s messages in which she points us to heaven, and to Jesus. We might pray the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary today, and read a message before each decade, to help us keep our focus on Heaven and our future!
November 27, 1986 “Dear children! Again, today I call you to consecrate your life to me with love, so I am able to guide you with love. I love you, dear children, with a special love and I desire to bring you all to Heaven unto God. I want you to realize that this life lasts briefly compared to the one in Heaven. Therefore, dear children, decide again today for God. Only that way will I be able to show how much you are dear to me and how much I desire all to be saved and to be with me in Heaven. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
May 25, 1987 “Dear children! I am calling every one of you to start living in God’s love. Dear children, you are ready to commit sin, and to put yourselves in the hand of satan without reflecting. I call on each one of you to consciously decide for God and against satan. I am your Mother and, therefore, I want to lead you all to perfect holiness. I want each one of you to be happy here on earth and to be with me in Heaven. That is, dear children, the purpose of my coming here and it’s my desire. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
August 25, 1998 “Dear children! Today I invite you to come still closer to me through prayer. Little children, I am your mother, I love you and I desire that each of you be saved and thus be with me in Heaven. That is why, little children, pray, pray, pray until your life becomes prayer… Thank you for having responded to my call.”
July 25, 2000 “Dear children! Do not forget that you are here on earth on the way to eternity and that your home is in Heaven. That is why, little children, be open to God’s love and leave egoism and sin. May your joy be only in discovering God in daily prayer. That is why, make good use of this time and pray, pray, pray; and God is near to you in prayer and through prayer. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
May 25, 2018 “Dear children! In this peaceless time, I am calling you to have more trust in God who is your Father in Heaven and who has sent me to lead you to Him. You, open your hearts to the gifts which He desires to give you and, in the silence of your heart, Adore my Son Jesus who has given His life so that you may live in eternity – where He desires to lead you. May your hope be the joy of a meeting with the Most High in everyday life. Therefore, I am calling you: do not neglect prayer because prayer works miracles. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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