Join Felicity Giltrap, Kate Kearins, and David Moxon in conversation with Fr Merv Duffy reflecting on the readings for Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time. Read these scriptures 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.
Thanks for unpacking these readings for us. Such a strong question ‘Where are you coming from?’
If what we do matters – what are being asked to do to achieve justice, mercy and compassion?