Scripture readings for this homily can be found here.
This past Thursday we celebrated the Ascension of Our Lord following 40 days of Paschal celebrations. 40 glorious days of Easter joy declaring Christ is risen from the dead! However...the Ascension is a day that often carries many mixed emotions for the Christian who has journeyed from Lent, to the place of crucifixion, finally arriving at the moment of inexplicable radiant resurrection. Now the day has come and gone when Christ is suddenly taken from us, or is it that he chooses to leave us, perhaps it is that he must leave us, or is even the question to difficult to construct - let alone the answer?