Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Ascension of Jesus Christ – A, B, C - 4

Ascension of Jesus Christ – A, B, C - 4

Years A, B, C
Luke 24:44-53

Remembering the empty grave scene, after the Acts version of ascension we hear two guys in white as a Greek chorus telling folks to move on, there's nothing to see here, and as you saw him go so he will return.

Here in Luke we see a bit more about how Jesus went - opening their minds and blessing all the way home.

If we see Jesus in this fashion of open blessing, rather than the great police eye-in-the-sky waiting an opportune time to drop in to arrest and eternally imprison, then we need to pay attention to these signs of Jesus' return and our day-by-day living.

Where did you see openness going on this past week? Where was blessing present? Jesus was there, returned, remembered.

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let's see

Jesus leaves
after opening minds
and blessing lives
disciples take their blessing
and bless G*D in return
in the temple blessing
still in the temple blessing
until it is a blessing cocooned
a potential blessing entombed
until two dressed in white
drop by to ask an explosive question
why are you looking up blessing heaven
when so much blessing is needed next door

kaboom

back to prayer-filled rooms
rather than inward looking temples
this slight movement
changes everything
neighbors must be encountered
in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria
opening of hearts and minds and doors
is again the order of the day
adding blessing to blessing

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