Thursday Bonus - Ascension and Waiting for Pentecost

 Everyday God

Laudate Dominum Taize Chant

John 17:11-19 (Good News Translation)

And now I am coming to you; I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world. Holy Father! Keep them safe by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one just as you and I are one.  

While I was with them, I kept them safe by the power of your name, the name you gave me. I protected them, and not one of them was lost, except the man who was bound to be lost—so that the scripture might come true.

 And now I am coming to you, and I say these things in the world so that they might have my joy in their hearts in all its fullness. 

  I gave them your message, and the world hated them, because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.  I do not ask you to take them out of the world, but I do ask you to keep them safe from the Evil One.

 Just as I do not belong to the world, they do not belong to the world. Dedicate them to yourself by means of the truth; your word is truth. 

  I sent them into the world, just as you sent me into the world.  

And for their sake I dedicate myself to you, in order that they, too, may be truly dedicated to you.

Robin Mark

From Ascension until Pentecost

"It is a paradox but Jesus has to disappear from sight before the inner eyes of his friends will fully open, before they understand who He really is and what His life, death and resurrection really mean for them.

May we too, ask for the grace today to go beyond what we can see with our eyes to what only the heart can see."
Margaret Silf A Book of Grace Filled Days

Now, can you hear that thunder in the distance ?!
Can you feel the brooding of the Spirit ?!

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