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Ascension of the Lord

May 13, 2018
Reading the signs

Signs are not destinations. They may assist us in getting where we’re going, tell how far we’ve come or what to do next, but they’re not intended to be goals in themselves. Early Christians viewed certain signs as indicators of spiritual authority: the ability to heal, inspired speech, command of dark forces, or facing dangers without harm. Saint Paul warned us not to become enchanted with power for its own sake. Instead, we should consider the needs of the community and how best to serve. Name some modern signs that someone is demonstrating with genuine spiritual authority.

Today’s readings:Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:17-23 or 4:1-13; Mark 16:15-20 (58).

“Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven?”

Rick Pilger

Father Pilger, I.C. was born in Canton, Illinois and was ordained at St. John’s Seminary, Wonersh, England in December 1978. He joined the Blessed Sacrament Parish in August 1995, coming here from Sacred Heart Parish in Bradenton Florida. After 22 years as Parochial Vicar, he was appointed Pastor by Bishop Gregory Parkes in June 20, 2017.

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