The Ascension is not a celebration of a story’s ending, but rather the official start of a period for sowing, for hope and for joy; one in which restfulness and a lost gaze come to an end. Today we are invited to go out into the field like the sower in the parable, knowing that we go out to sow the seed that the Lord has already planted in our heart. There is no time to lose. A dry and thirsty land awaits the miracle of being made fruitful in love and in hope. Jesus does not abandon us; instead, His presence becomes nourishment and joy so that we may fulfill the mission He entrusted to us.
In Christus Vivit, Pope Francis presents us with these words: “The Lord is calling us to enkindle stars in the night of other young people. … to look to the true stars, all those varied signs He gives us to guide our way, and to imitate the farmer who watches the stars before going out to plough his field.… Christ himself is our great light of hope and our guide in the night, for He is the “bright morning star” (Rev 22:16)”. With your time, your talent and your money, may we continue enkindling stars together, so that no one will suffer the sadness of thinking that God does not accompany us.