June 2, 2019: Solemnity of the Ascension
Preaching for the Solemnity of the Ascension and from her experience as a mother, Gretchen Crowder offers a reflection on looking outward and forward, not upward or backward, to the see Risen Christ in our midst:
"[Jesus]is something completely new. And at this moment, if the disciples fail to recognize this newness, if they dwell on what has passed they might miss so much ahead that is truly special. If they continue to raise their eyes up to Heaven instead of looking forward to the Christ in their midst, they will miss the point."
Gretchen Crowder is the Director of Campus Ministry at Jesuit Dallas. She is a regular contributor to the sites IgnatianSpirituality.com and JesuitPrayer.Org and a collection of her writings can be found at gretchencrowder.com.
Visit www.catholicwomenpreach.org/preaching/06022019 to learn more about Gretchen, or to view her video and read her preaching text, and for more preaching from Catholic women.