Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Witnessing to th Ends of the Earth

The Ascension is not so much about Jesus' going to heaven as it is about our staying here to witness to Christ everywhere.  As he disappears from them, Jesus tells his disciples, "You will be my witnesses, in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. (Acts 1:8)"  A late addition to Mark's Gospel says, "They went out and proclaimed the good news everywhere. (16:20)"
We do our witnessing mainly as Church, as the entire community of those who believe in Jesus.  Our Holy Father Francis has been showing us how to do this.  He brings the mercy of Christ to all.  I wonder what this witnessing asks of me.

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