Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ascension Day

Today is the day the church marks Christ's ascension from earth to heaven.

9 days from today we celebrate the coming of the Spirit at Pentecost.

Funnily enough for me, today also marks a 30 day mark of some decisions I made surrounding my health. For thirty days I've consistently followed up on these habits on a daily basis, and I think I'm finally beginning to see some results.

I'll close these thoughts on Ascension day by sharing a quote from a favorite Polish saint that appeared on my daily calendar this morning. I've been thinking a lot about forgiveness lately, and actually about Poland, as a dear friend has been travelling there for the last few days. The quote this morning struck me and fit well with what I'm thinking about surrounding Ascension Day.

"He who knows how to forgive prepares for himself many graces from God. As often as I look upon the cross, so often will I forgive with all my heart." (Saint Faustina Kowalska)