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Sunday, May 1, 2016
As we prepare to celebrate the Ascension this week:
Your Ascension into heaven
marks the culmination of the Paschal Mystery,
and it contains an important teaching for us.
May we live life as an earthly reality
and develop our human potential to the fullest.
May we make use of the results of science
to achieve a better life on this planet.
But in our best moments
we know that there must be more
than all of this,
a transcending Reality.
As Christians, we know that this Reality
is Your loving Father
Who awaits us with You and the Holy Spirit.
Where You have gone,
we ultimately will come — if we are faithful.
— New Saint Joseph People's Prayer Book
Fr. Richard Lamoureux, AA
Pope Francis's Apostolic Exhortation (Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family)