The Ascension of Jesus symbolizes yet another lesson about the Paschal (Easter) Mystery. As we follow in the footsteps of Christ, our lives imitate the events He experienced. We have trials, suffer, and taste death. Then, after the ultimate high of rising, we must ascend the past so that a new Pentecost (the coming of a new spirit) can take place. It is also called surrender, or letting go. Think about celebrating every time you are able to know the peace of this kind of detachment!