It is 13th May 2018. We celebrate the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord and the Mother’s Day. May the Lord bless all the mother’s specially today with good health, long life and peace of mind with enough material and spiritual resources. As we celebrate the Mother’s Day, there are many mothers are wounded and full of tear the attitude and the treatment they receiving from their children. We too pray for the children who have consciously and wilfully forgotten the mothers after they are in a relationship or any other situation. When we look back 100 years, on this day 13th May 1917 Our Lady appeared to the three shepherd children namely Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco in a village of Fatima Portugal. It was towards the end of World War I. She invited the world through these little ones to penance, repentance and personal conversion. The Readings are from Acts 1:1-11; the second reading is from Ephesians 4:1-13; and the Gospel from Mark 16:15-20. The first reading narrates the scene and mood of the Ascension of Jesus. Jesus returns to the Father by this ascension. It is by his very power He ascended to Heaven where He would be with the Father. As the disciples were looking up to Heaven, may our spiritual lives be lifted up not looking down on things of the world. The promise of receiving the Holy Spirit was assured by the ascension of the Lord. In the second reading, St. Paul urges us to live up to the vocation we are called. Each one of us has a role to play in the world for the upbuilding of the community. Let us not spend our resources and skills in destroying the others rather let us work for unity and togetherness creating bond of love and respect towards the others by letting the Holy Spirit to work in us and through us. The responsorial Psalm acclaims, “God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.” (Ps.47:6). The Gospel commissions us to go out and preach the Good News that Jesus is still alive and among us to perform the miracles of love and healing. May our lives radiate the compassion and forgiveness of Jesus to all people. Let us make effort to forgive others if they have offended us or abused us. Jesus desires that we go out to meet Him in the poor, the hungry, the sick, the possessed, and those who are the most vulnerable in the society. Without love and forgiveness, we cannot receive the Holy Spirit. May we make efforts to call our mothers whatever the ends of the earth they live and say a word of gratitude and let us forget to offer a Holy Mass for the mothers who have gone before us. May you have a good day. God bless you.