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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—May 24, 2020 – Ascension of the Lord/7th Sunday of Easter

SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—May 24, 2020 – Ascension of the Lord/7th Sunday of Easter

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*The Ascension of the Lord: Matthew 28:16–20
7th Sunday of Easter: John 17:1–11a

“And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” –Matthew 28:20

We humans no longer speak simply to our families and our neighbors, our tribe or our village. We are all mice that roar as loud and as far as our technology can carry us. With this amplification and multiplication of words, images, and ideas, what are we actually saying to one another?

Jesus asks us to do one thing only: to bring the Good News to the far corners of the earth. Much of the news we receive each day is hardly encouraging or uplifting. But we are not just news absorbers. We also generate plenty of words daily for which we are answerable.

What do you do to promote a word of hope and encouragement wherever your voice carries?

Let us pray: The Easter season ends, but the joy of Easter remains in the world through your Church. God of endless hope and mercy, we thank you for this annual season to remember how great you are and how much you entrust to us through the gift of everlasting life. May we be worthy of so wonderful a promise. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

While The Gospel at Home takes a break in the summer months, we’ll be drawing our weekly reflections from Exploring the Sunday Readings.

*The Ascension is celebrated on the Seventh Sunday of Easter in most places in the United States, and the obligation to attend Mass on the traditional Ascension Thursday is set aside. The exceptions are the Archdioceses of Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Omaha, and Philadelphia. They have retained the celebration and Mass obligation on the Thursday of the sixth week of Easter.

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