The latest Inform newsletter for the Catholic diocese of Christchurch was published today. You can read it online at this link.
Most people think of the Ascension of Jesus as being a ‘departure’ moment. Jesus was here and now he is gone. We imagine Jesus going up into the clouds and the disciples waving farewell from below.
This is an unhelpful image.
It is essential that we understand what does happen and what does not happen in the Ascension event.
It would be easy to wrongly think that in his ministry showed us how to build the city of God on earth, and now he has gone and the mission is left to us.
THEN THERE WAS THE ONE ABOUT THE HORROR MOVIE QUEEN WHO AFTER TEN YEARS IN THE BUSINESS, SAID “my screams are getting better all the time”