Geeky Catholic Sunday: The Ascension of the Lord 2019

Gospel Reading: Luke 24:46-53

Highlight: "And behold I am sending the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high."

Reflection: One of the difficult things about being a follower of Christ is discerning God's will for our lives. We know that we should do good and avoid sin, but what about the questions regarding the direction of our lives. Do I accept that job offer? Should we move to a new location? Am I called to religious life? Should we have more kids? Jesus's instructions to his disciples before he ascended into heaven remind me that timing is a factor in God's plans for us. Sometimes, the thing God wants us to do right now is wait. But it is also a reminder that waiting is not just the absence of action. Just as the apostles prayed as they waited for Pentecost, we should use our waiting time to prepare - physically, emotionally, and especially spiritually - to carry out God's will in the next phase of our lives.

Geeky Quote: Anakin: "I say patience." Obi-Wan: "Patience?" Anakin: "Yes. R2 will be along in a few moments and then he'll release us from the ray shields." - Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

Prayer: Lord, help me to discern your will, and give me the wisdom to understand my part in your plan. Amen.

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