Up Up and Away! An Ascension Reflection

It is common thinking to believe that Christ’s Ascension into heaven somehow “removes” him from earth and that the Holy Spirit becomes some kind of “substitution” for his presence here. The Holy Trinity can never be divided and always exists in relationship with each other, whole and intact. How, then, are we to think of this event we now celebrate? If Christ is now fully glorified and ascended into heaven, how can he still be here? St. Augustine says: “Why do we on earth not strive to find rest with him in heaven even now, through the faith, hope and [...]