Gospel: Mt 28:16-20
As for the eleven disciples, they went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw Jesus, they bowed before him, although some doubted.
”All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations. Baptize them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all that I have commanded you. I am with you always, even to the end of the world.”
Before we leave, we usually make promises to those whom we will leave behind. The sadness of separation is lessened by these promises that are meant to show them that they are still loved and will always be remembered. Jesus in His humanity is no different from us. He felt this compulsion to assure those whom He loved in His earthly life that nothing will change even if He will not be with them forever. And He will leave them something precious behind. They will have the capacity to ask the Father in His name and it will be granted. Then He will leave them a clear teaching of who the Father really is. He gives them an unrestricted access to the Father‘s heart. And since He is going back to the Father and every time they pray to the Father, Jesus will be there for them.