The Responsorial Psalm tells us: “The just will gaze on your face, O Lord” (Psalm 11). And this is true of the incarnate Jesus. Even after his ascension into heaven, we still see his face in the members of his risen body on earth, those living by his divine life, in whom Jesus himself continues to live and act.
The Responsorial Psalm invites us to confidence: “The Lord has set his throne in heaven” (Psalm 103).
Acts 25: 13-21 show how God works through events to fulfill his own plan. King Agrippa said that Paul “could have been set free if he had not appealed to the emperor.” But God’s plan was for Paul to go to