Let Go. Let God.
10 May 2018
In the crucifixion we see Jesus’ humanity; in the ascension see Jesus’ divinity.
At the heart of the Christian faith is the core conviction that Jesus Christ – fully human and fully divine – is God. In Him, we can experience two previously separate realities: human and divine. The ascension allows us to see these two realities at play, Jesus stepping into heaven, carrying humanity with Him.
The first letter of St John tells us that God is Love. The ascension defines the moment in history where pure love (the Son) collides with pure love (the Father) to send forth a pure love (the Holy Spirit) into the world. It is in this way that we are immersed – Baptised – in the love that exists between the Father and the Son. As a result, we are called let go and let God take hold of our lives.
The Holy Spirit calls us to community. The Church is the Body of Christ, called to unity in one faith, one baptism, one God. It is within the context of a community centered on Christ, that faith truly comes to life.
The Holy Spirit calls us to holiness. We are called to live our lives inspired by a love worthy of the Body of Christ. This means constantly striving to refine our faith, deepening in our relationship with Jesus, and seek charity, selflessness, gentleness, and patience.
The Holy Spirit calls us to mission. Faith demands a response. The moment we encounter Jesus, we are to go out to all, proclaiming the Good News to all creation. As you fulfil this mission, as it becomes your deepest identity, know that the Holy Spirit will be with you, working through you in incredible ways.
Today, open your heart and mind. Today, let go and let God fill you with the overflowing love.