This is the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord. This Feast is celebrated in connection with World Communications Day. We are invited to reflect upon the diversity of media of social communication and how they influence our lives.

The Ascension is the occasion on which Jesus invites believers to go out into the whole world. Thus, it is an appropriate day for us to acknowledge the power of social media. Whatever the means of communication, we have seen how powerful it can be in promoting values that lead to a more fully human society. This year of the pandemic has revealed how important diverse forms of communication are, in helping believers to stay connected to the body of Christ.

The Ascension of the Lord commemorates the fortieth day after Easter Sunday. It celebrates the completion of God’s work of human salvation (which started with Good Friday), Christ’s entry into heaven, and the promise that we will share in eternal life with God.

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