Sunday, February 18, 2007
Jesus Christ was truly the first to ascend into Heaven. His ascension by His own power and according to His human nature above all the corporeal heavens [Ps 8:2; Eph 4:10] and spiritual creatures [Eph 1:21] is the cause of our salvation. St. Enoch (Henoch) and St. Elijah (Elias) simply went to limbo of the fathers without dying. These are the only two men who did not experience death; even St. Mary died before her Assumption into Heaven.