On Thursday 10 May, we celebrated the Ascension of the Lord, when Jesus was taken to heaven to sit at God’s right hand. Jesus had completed his mission on earth and returned to his Father again. But this was not the end of his mission; before Jesus returned to Heaven, he assigned that mission to the Apostles.
So the Church, through its bishops who are the successors of the Apostles, and its priests who are the bishops’ assistants, continues what Jesus began. Jesus continues to be present after his ascension but in a new way. Now he is present in the Church and to help the Church continue his mission he pours out his gifts on individuals in the Church.
We can all spread the good news by always treating others with love and respect, as we are reminded by our Mission Statement. We can try to make the world a better and fairer place for all people to live in.
How will you spread the good news of Jesus and show others that he is still with us over the coming week?
Closing prayer: God of light and life, we know that your Son Jesus is with us always. May we show your love and care for others in all that we do so that we may spread your good news. Amen.
Remember Children that God is always with us everyday and he watches everything that we do in his name.