The Ascension of the Lord is only part of the mystery of what some call the "Christ event": the Incarnation, life, suffering, death, Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus Christ. We separate these aspects of our salvation and celebrate them at various times in the liturgical year so that we can reflect on them individually.
In this homily, I describe the Ascension as it might have gone from the perspective of the Angels in heaven. It's a little light-hearted, but it may help us to reflect more deeply on what it is we are celebrating. Where Christ has gone, we hope to follow.
In the First Letter of John, we hear, "It is not that we have loved God, rather God loves us"; and in the Gospel of John: "It is not you who have chosen me; I chose you...". God takes the initiative in everything. Before we were even born, God loved us through and through (Psalm 139).
Our love for God, therefore, is a response to His love for us. Everything we do -- practicing our Faith, praying, serving others, etc. -- is an attempt to be like God in our actions and words.
Love one another, because God loves you.