Catholic Kids Homilies – Ascension Cycle C

By | September 2, 2019

This Thursday is the solemnity of the Ascension. Ascension means the act of going up, and on
this feast Jesus goes up to Heaven. But this doesn’t mean that he just leaves
us. That’s not what the feast of the Ascension
is about! We see what it’s really about in our first
reading from the Acts of the Apostles. This book was written by Luke, the same guy
who wrote the Gospel of Luke. It is the sequel to the Gospel because Jesus’s
preaching was only the beginning. The story of Christianity didn’t just end
when Jesus ascended into Heaven. The apostles, Jesus’s closest followers
and friends, continued his work. Luke reminds us that Jesus taught about the
kingdom of God and how he would reign on Earth like he does in Heaven. Jesus sent the apostles the Holy Spirit so
that they could spread the kingdom of Heaven on Earth like he did. This is what Christianity is about. Throughout the book of the Acts of the Apostles,
the Holy Spirit works to spread the Faith. But before Jesus goes up into Heaven, the
apostles ask him: “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” Jesus is the true king, so is supposed to
make Israel the greatest kingdom again, right? Jesus tells them that they aren’t supposed
to know when it’s going to happen. But it’s going to happen, and has started
with the Holy Spirit and the apostles. Jesus gives us power in the Holy Spirit. He goes to Heaven to direct us, and make the
plan of the Kingdom of God come true. Don’t forget to like, subscribe and comment! You can also support this channel on Patreon,
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