Friends of the Rosary:
Yesterday, in the Gospel of Mark (Mark 16:15-20) we were given a laconic account of the Ascension:
“Then the Lord Jesus, after he spoke to them, was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God.”
The Evangelist suggests that now Jesus is the King of Kings on his throne in Heaven.
Bishop Barron explains:
“This means that Jesus is directing the things of earth from his place in heaven. Don’t think of this spatially, as though heaven were a long way away. Think of heaven as a dimension that overlaps with earth, that impinges on earth.
And this is why the Ascension forces us to come to grips with a key question: Whom do we finally obey? Whom do we finally serve? Who, finally, is the king of our life?
We legitimately obey all sorts of figures—political, cultural, artistic, etc.—but there is always an ultimate king, someone (or something) from which we take our definitive marching orders.”
Jesus, I Trust In You!
+ Mikel A. | RosaryNetwork.com, New York