30 April 2007

The meaning of this last gesture is twofold. Above all, ascending on 'high', he unequivocally reveals his divinity: He returns to where he came from, that is, to God, after having fulfilled his mission on earth. Moreover, Christ ascends to heaven with the humanity he had assumed and which has resurrected from the dead: That humanity is ours, transfigured, divinized, made eternal. The Ascension, therefore, reveals the "supreme vocation" (Gaudium et Spes, n. 23) of ever person - called to the eternal life of the kingdom of God, kingdom of love, light and peace."

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