Saturday 20 December 2014

Setting his face towards Jerusalem (Lk 9:51)

Rossi de Gasperis notes that, from Lk 9:51, when the days are fulfilled for his assumption (going up), Jesus sets his face (hardens his face - a prophetic expression) towards Jerusalem. From this point on, Jesus is constantly on his journey to Jerusalem and to his Father. That ascent to his Father has to pass through Jerusalem. That ascent is also our own ascent. And Rossi de Gasperis asks: we can accept that we ascend, with Jesus, to the Father. But why must our ascent pass through Jerusalem?

Why must my ascent pass through Jerusalem?

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