Meeting the God of mercy in the Year of Mercy. It would be a great tragedy if all that we did during this Year of Mercy was to speak more about mercy and to be more merciful to others. Take a few minutes to watch this video clip and see that something more is essential…
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.