Resurrection and Ascension - Blessed Sacrament Church, Paterson, NJ
Photo by Esther G.
Introductory Prayer to Live a Full Life
your ascension into heaven
marks the culmination of the Paschal Mystery,
and it contains an important teaching for us.
We may live life as an earthy reality
and develop our human potential to its fullest.
We may 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. Amen.
- New Saint Joseph People's Prayer Book Catholic Book Publishing