Don’t know if you have ever thought about it, but can you imagine how unprepared the disciples of Jesus felt for their mission to “go out to all the nations.” Paul’s letter to the Ephesians offers hope to those who had questions or even doubted. Not just 2,000 years ago, but today!
Paul’s prayer reminds us that the will of God the Father, our Lord and the Holy Spirit is always for our Good. Paul’s prayer reminds us that the Spirit will bless us with wisdom and revelation, opening us up to “reading the signs of the times,” so we can recognize how God is “pointing the way for us” through people and events of our day.
Paul’s prayer that the “eyes of our hearts be enlightened” pleads for us that we will have a “God size vision” that will go further than all our imaginations put together.
May today’s Feast of the Ascension of the Lord challenge us to have the courage and audacity to pray for the blessings of wisdom, revelation, knowledge of God, enlightened hearts, and Christian hope that will impel us to acton.
And, the real Good News is that Christ promised that as we go to the ends of the Earth, He will be with us until the end of the ages.