This year all are invited to draw closer to diverse Christian prayer practices in the Holy City of Jerusalem where one discovers the profound connection Christians forge with God through
Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven. And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy; and they were continually in the temple blessing God. (Luke 24.50-53)
Why did Jesus need to ascend and what can Scripture show us about this extraordinary event? Fleur Dorrell explores Christ’s Ascension beyond the Cloud. Here is an excerpt from her article: “Jesus’ Ascension into heaven is a sign of another journey that Christ needs to make… it is a revelation that the risen one has been transported into heavenly intimacy of God. Christ disappears from the eyes of his disciples by entering the transcendent realm of the invisible God. The incarnation of the Word had made it possible to encounter God and so changed history. The Ascension of the risen Christ and the sending of the Spirit, allow all believers to touch Christ, to see and know God, to live his life and provide fresh ways of encountering the Lord.”
The God Who Speaks is a collaborative work of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and The Bible Society in working together to nurture deeper Catholic engagement with the Scriptures.
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