Ascension Sunday reminds us that our mission is two-fold
by Sister Agnes Fischer
The mission of the Domestic Church is the same as that of the Universal Church, only in a minor scale: "Baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and teach them to obey all I have taught you.”
We are pretty good about the first part, but how are we doing on the second? After the Baptism party:
- How do we show our children what forgiveness means especially these days when we are with them all day long?
- How do we teach them to serve God and their stay-at-home neighbor?
- Are we their first catechists and now their tutors?
- Do they get their understanding of God’s love from our actions?
Ascension Sunday is a day to remember the part of the Church’s mission that is confided to us, the Domestic Church, the family. If we don’t do it, who will?