“God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare or trumpets for the Lord.” This evening we once again celebrate the Ascension the day in which our Lord Jesus Christ was raised up to take His proper place at the right hand of the Father.
Why is the Ascension important for us as Catholics? Well we already mentioned it; for it was on that day our Lord was raised up. Christians should be spending their lives looking up to heaven, not looking at what is in directly in front of us. One of the biggest mistakes we can make is not looking to heaven for the answers. Things of this world come and go, but that doesn’t happen with the things of heaven for they last for all entirety.
Also by taking His place at the right hand of the Father allows our Lord to preside over every celebration of the Most Holy Eucharist. He is able to watch over each of us as we go about our lives. Finally, in taking His place at the right hand of the Father, He allowed the Spirit to enter the world to guide our every move. Although He is at the right hand of the Father, He remains with us in many ways and today He gives us an instruction “to go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” On this Ascension Thursday as we celebrate the Lord being raised up may we rise to the occasion to follow His command to teach all nations!