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The Ascension of the Lord
Dear Family of Mary!
The Gospel for Ascension Thursday:
In this message Our Lady calls us to gaze heavenward towards eternity. She tells us that this gaze is essential for us if we are to be open to God and His plans. Jesus is now in heaven with the Father! He sits at the right hand of the Father, making intercession for us! This is where our gaze and our heart should always be focused!
We can only imagine what a huge impression it made on the Disciples when Jesus ascended into heaven before their eyes! They could not tear their eyes away from the sky into which He disappeared. We are told in Acts 1:9-11: “And when he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”
But now it is our job to gaze with our hearts, with our interior gaze, upon the Throne of God where Jesus sits, making intercession. This is how we will stay open to God and His plans. This is our command central! The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are there, commanding the Church Militant in this fight for souls. It is “OK” to gaze up into the heavens!! We need to stay connected to the Lord in heaven, so that we will be effective servants here on earth!
One way to gaze upward is to receive the Holy Spirit, the Counselor, the Paraclete. Through the power of the Holy Spirit our interior gaze will be kept on eternity and the Throne of God. For the next 9 days we will offer the Novena to the Holy Spirit together, preparing ourselves to receive the Gifts of the Spirit which are so necessary if we are to grow in the plan of God! We will start tomorrow!
Happy Feast Day!!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
© Mary TV 2017
PS. I will send out Our Lady’s message as soon as I get it!
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