Today, in many dioceses, we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord. While we absolutely should not gloss over the mind-blowing event surrounding Jesus’ rising by His own power into Heaven, I’m transfixed by the exhortation Jesus gives His disciples immediately before He ascends:
“And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
These are Christ’s final recorded words on earth, which means they are probably pretty significant. Why then don’t we, as Catholic Christians, talk about them more?
Read the full devotion here.