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Liturgical day: Ascension (B)

Gospel text (Mk 16,15-20): After speaking to them, the Lord Jesus was taken up into heaven and took his place at the right hand of God. Jesus showed himself to the Eleven, an said to them, «Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News to all creation. The one who believes and is baptized will be saved; the one who refuses to believe will be condemned. Signs like these will accompany those who have believed: in my Name they will cast out demons and speak new languages; they will pick up snakes and, if they drink anything poisonous, they will be unharmed. They will lay their hands on the sick and they will be healed».

So then, after speaking to them, the Lord Jesus was taken up into heaven and took his place at the right hand of God. The Eleven went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that accompanied them.

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today, the evangelist St. Mark narrates the Ascension of Jesus Christ. The Lord occupies now his rightful place in heaven: he is seated at the Right Hand of God the Father. It is a way of saying that Jesus receives the congratulations and the gratitude of all those who are there: God the Father, God the Holy Spirit, Saint Joseph, all the angels (billions) and the saints.

- Someday we will also go there. Meanwhile, Jesus asks us to go to the whole world to proclaim Salvation to all humanity.