Revised Common Lectionary Commentary

The Ascension of our Lord - May 10, 2018

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Saint Dominic contemplating the Scriptures

Saint Dominic
contemplating the Scriptures

Acts 1:1-11

Acts picks up where the gospel according to Luke ends, with a small overlap. Luke and Acts are by the same author, whom we call Luke. Both books are written to Theophilus, meaning lover of God. This may be a person, but it may be any reader who loves God.

Ephesians 1:15-23

Paul has written of the Father’s wisdom and insight in making known to us his will, his plan for completion of the restoration of the faithful to oneness with him, as told by Jesus. That both Jews and Gentiles share so much he sees as a milestone in this plan.

Luke 24:44-53

After his resurrection, Jesus has appeared to Cleopas and two other followers, and has shared a meal with them. They have hurried back to Jerusalem to tell of their experience to the eleven disciples and other followers. He has invited them to check that he is really present, and has eaten a piece of broiled fish.

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