Today we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord at Mass open to the public for the first time since late March. Quite the juxtaposition, wouldn't you say? As we return to Mass, as we are able to receive Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time in nearly two months, we celebrate Jesus leaving his apostles to return to our Father in heaven.
But in doing so, in receiving the Eucharist today, we are reminded that while Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father, he is with us always, as we hear in the Gospel, until the end of the age.
In the peace of Christ.