Reflection on the Readings-Feast of the Ascension (Acts 1:1-11; Luke 24:46-53)

-Veronica Lawson RSM

Loss is part of the human condition, and death is one of the most painful manifestations of loss. Today’s Feast of the Ascension invites us to face the experience of loss in a transformative way. In Ordinary Time, we celebrate the life and ministry of Jesus. Over the period of Lent and Easter, we have been re-membering his death and resurrection. As we come towards the end of the Easter season, the liturgy draws us into another aspect of the Mystery, that of the presence and absence of Jesus who has been raised.