Humor of the Day:
WARNING: Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.
From the Apostles Creed, (continued)
“… HE [JESUS] ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN, AND SITS AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD THE FATHER ALMIGHTY …”
Jesus Christ rose from the dead, and remained on earth for forty days. He then ascended into heaven after telling His disciples they would receive the power of the Holy Spirit. Christ’s ascension into heaven was a historical event. He left the earth, and was physically seen to ascend into the heavens.
Christ’s place in heaven is above all the angels and saints. He ascended to the Throne of God the Father. He is now at the Father’s ‘right hand’ in heaven as part of the ‘three-in one Godhead.’ Christ as God, is at the right hand of the Father because He is equal with the Father. As man, Jesus is at the Father’s ‘right hand’ by being closest to God in being the highest perfection possible, for a created nature.
Information from the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Pax et Bonum
Dan Halley, SFO
Secular Franciscan Order (SFO) Rule #6:
They have been made living members of the Church by being buried and raised with Christ in baptism; they have been united more intimately with the Church by profession. Therefore, they should go forth as witnesses and instruments of her mission among all people, proclaiming Christ by their life and words.
Called like Saint Francis to rebuild the Church and inspired by his example, let them devote themselves energetically to living in full communion with the pope, bishops, and priests, fostering an open and trusting dialog of apostolic effectiveness and creativity.