By Fr Tomislav Vlašić
15 May 2021
Dearest Brothers and Sisters; today’s reflection will be on the “Elevation to God”. At the last meeting, I spoke about the end of the Easter season. There, all contents are summarized: all the mysteries of God; the spiritual life from conception to Christian maturity, which leads us to God’s mystery and to be with God. Therefore, all these solemnities are connected to each other, and it is very important that we understand the unity between them. We are now praying the novena to the Holy Spirit because in Italy the Ascension is celebrated on Sunday.
This week, the Gospel brings us Jesus’ words to the Father. He shows the Apostles and the Disciples the path to the Father and announces His visible departure from them. This shows us the friendship between Jesus and the Disciples, which made it painful for them to separate from Him. On the other hand, Jesus had to go to the Father to give the Christians the space to walk their path to reach the Lord. Today, Saturday, the Gospel says: “In that day you will ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf. No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.” Continue reading