We now pass into the second half of the Church year having moved from the Life of Christ to our Life in Christ. We have lots of the daily life of being the Christian community through time on the agenda.
We are compelled to attempt what is unattainable, to climb where we cannot reach, to speak what we cannot utter. Instead of the bare adoration of faith we are compelled to entrust the deep things of religion to the perils of human expression. St. Hilary of Poitiers
Pentecost completes the 50 days of the Easter Season. We celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples confirming their faith in the resurrection and empowering them to bear witness to it to the ends of the earth.
Thou hast raised our human nature on the clouds to God's right hand: There we sit in heavenly places there with thee in glory stand. Jesus reigns adored by angels Man with God is on the throne; mighty Lord in thine Ascension we by faith behold our own.
The Risen Life of Christ becomes more and more interior to us as we hear on Sunday how Christ and the Father will come and make their home in us.