There is a special kind of mystery about today’s feast. What really happened? Where did He go? How did He go? We understand he needed to return to the Father, wounded in his humanity, so that they might send the Spirit. We can visit the little Chapel on the Mount of Olives, but…. but…. maybe the Ascension is best spoke about in poetry…

Here is one that has become popular in modern spirituality.

And if I go,
while you’re still here…
Know that I live on,
vibrating to a different measure
–behind a thin veil you cannot see through. You will not see me,
so you must have faith.
I wait for the time when we can soar together again, –both aware of each other.
Until then, live your life to its fullest.
And when you need me,
Just whisper my name in your heart,
…I will be there.

Copyright ©1987, Colleen Corah Hitchcock

Fr Matthew