Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Rosary Mysteries for Lent: The Ascension

The Bible gives us few details about Jesus' Ascension into heaven.  Only Mark and Luke mention it in the gospels, and the details are very sparse.  The Acts of the Apostles provides us with a little more information.  I find it interesting that after Jesus disappears into heaven, two men in white robes suddenly appeared (angels?) and said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven?" (Acts 1:11)  These mysterious men almost seem to be trying to snap the Apostles out of a trance and bring them back to reality.  I'm sure these chosen leaders of the new Church were a bit afraid and were thinking, "Okay, now what do we do?  Jesus is obviously sending us out on our own now."

We often have the same doubts and fears.  We're on our own, unsure as to how we should spread the Good News.  How do each of us fit into the Divine Plan?  The answer can be found in the next chapter of the Acts of the Apostles and in the next Glorious Mystery.  More tomorrow...

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