Art Display • Age of the Church

Ascension of the Lord

Bernardino Gandino​

There is a remarkable similiarity in several images of our Lord rising from the tomb and of our Lord ascending into heaven. In these cases, the image portrays our Lord moving upward and forward; in the Resurrection, He steps forth from the grave; in the Ascension, He steps toward the Father. Consider the motion of Christ, the adoration of the crowd, how they were perhaps unaware that they were in a sense losing Him, but also gaining the Holy Spirit. Sometimes, God can take something – even a very good thing – away from us. But the Good God always has something better in store, even if we ourselves, cannot perceive it yet.


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