Happy Ascension Sunday to all of you. The good news today is that Bishop Vann will open our churches for mass on June 14. We don’t know however the number of people that will be allowed by the Governor of California.
Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix in his remarks today said he believes “Social Distancing” should be called “Physical Distancing” instead. Maintaining a physical distance during this pandemic will help deter it spreading and this is good. Social distancing means isolation and this is bad whether we distance from loved ones or from God. We are “social” creations and we need that love, support and contact we get from one another. That is why the majority of those I speak with agree: “no hugging, no Cursillo”!
Jesus may have ascended to heaven in his human form, yet his work continues on earth thru us. That’s why he promised us the Holy Spirit. We need that Spirit to strengthen us in the work we are called to do. We are his voice, his hands and feet, but also his arms. And those arms were made for hugging !
Today Jesus gave us our mission; “Go and proclaim the gospel to all nation”. But he also said: “I will be with you always until the end of time”.
Yes, Jesus is going to restore Kingdom. And he’s going to use you to do it !!!
DeColores, Deacon Doug