Saturday, 29 August 2009



A number of years ago there was a fascinating TV series entitled the "Ascent of Man." This described his evolutionary development from his primate ancestors to modern man, with his rich cultures, reasoning power and inventive skill.

Jesus has added a new dimension to the "Ascent of Man."

He has healed our sinfulness, which separated us from God.
He has raised us beyond our human limitations,
so that we could share God's own life and happiness.
That is why he created us; that was the purpose of his plan to save us.

Earth-man is no longer earth-bound!


This picture shows the fulfilment of God's plan of salvation.

Already we are caught up in Christ's ascent to glory.
Through baptism we have been born from above, and so, have begun to share God's own life.
This gives us a divine momentum upwards, towards God.
Already we've begun to share in the saving power of Christ's death, resurrection and ascension.

That's why YAHWEH'S hands draw up -not only Christ -but us as well.

"And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself."
Jn. 12. 32

"So, if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above,
where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth;
for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
When Christ who is your life is revealed,
then you also will be revealed with him in glory."
Col. 3. 1-4


Isidore O.P.
This posting concludes the "Y" series of pictures and comments.
I would welcome your reaction to it.

Next week, on Sunday 13th Sept, Peter will resume our "Meeting God" series.
He will tell us how he has found God in the game of Snakes and Ladders.

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