‘ARE WE THERE YET?, ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET?’- so says the young Goat to the Camel and to the Cow, in the Bothar advertisement. (See ‘Are we there yet? on You Tube!)
On the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord, we can ask ourselves the same question,- ‘Are we there yet?’ And Jesus gives us the answer,- ‘Where I am, there will my servant (disciple) be also.’ (in John 12:26). If He, the Head, has gone to be ‘at the right hand of the Father’, then we, his body, are already there too. What lies ahead for us is already here! Every one of us, in the midst of pots and computers and pans, is truly ‘at the right hand of the Father’ every day, in health or in sickness, – and so we can say to the One with us, ‘Our Father!’
Are we there yet? We surely are. It hasn’t been revealed to us, but we are ‘there’ at God’s right hand already, every hour of every day. We’re here, -and we’re there! Taimid anseo, ‘is ansiud!
What we look forward to is already ours. Today , the Feast of the Ascension, is our feast too. Wow. Deo Gratias! Moladh go deo le Dia. Let the music begin.
‘Give us once again all the miracles and gifts of Pentecost’ (Pope John XX111)
In this coming week, we enter together in the whole church into an ‘upper room’ of prayer, together with Mary the Mother of Jesus, for a powerful outpouring of the promised Holy Spirit on all God’s People, and on all the leadership of the Church .
‘Give us once again all the miracles
and gifts of Pentecost.’
Pope John XX111