In order to understand the Ascension, you have to see the pattern. Every time the people want to take Jesus and install him in a throne of power, he escapes. Every time they ask Jesus when he will give them power, he says “you’re missing the point.” Jesus ascends to heaven itself to frustrate all our human desires for control and certainty.
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Ascension: Where is God?
What if we trusted God had been lifted up, and that the work of God was to continue to lift up the voices of those who suffer, those who have much to teach? Perhaps then we might be able to better answer the question, “where is God?”
Ascension and Downward Mobility: A Sermon for Ascension Sunday
There’s a famous mural by Jose Clemente Orozco in the Hospicio Cabañas in Guadalajara, Mexico. The huge building sits in the middle of downtownm and the central chapel is a huge Cathedral-like space. The walls are filled by Orozco’s painting. The mural reaches its height in apex of the central dome. In the most famousContinue reading “Ascension and Downward Mobility: A Sermon for Ascension Sunday”