This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“So now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began” (John 17:5).
Reflection: What was different about Jesus’ glory after he ascended to heaven than when he was in heaven before coming to earth? Now, he is in heaven in a human body and soul – the same human nature that you and I share. The Ascension teaches the world the meaning and destiny of human life: We are called to be in the heights of heaven.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, you took our humanity to the heights of heaven. When that same humanity is being thrown in the garbage, may we respond. Amen.