ASCENSION/7TH SUNDAY OF EASTER
In one of the “Calvin and Hobbes” cartoons, Calvin and his tiger Hobbes come upon an injured raccoon. Calvin tells Hobbes to stand guard while he summons Mom to the rescue. The raccoon is placed in a shoebox with some food and water, but the next morning Calvin is told that the little guy didn’t make it. Calvin cries, saying, “I’m crying because out there he’s gone, but he’s not gone inside of me.”
Today’s Gospel ends with the words: “And they went out and proclaimed the good news everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that accompanied it.”
We grieve that Jesus is gone, but rejoice that he is not gone inside of us.
Deacon Dick Folger