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Ascension

The time between Ascension and Pentecost can be a time of anticipation and anxiety, absence, a liminal space. For many of us in this year of pandemic it is indeed a season of anticipation and anxiety, absence, a liminal space to be both endured and also honored for its opportunities for spiritual growth and the transformation of our world.

In celebrating the Ascension of Jesus we acknowledge that the Easter season is drawing to its conclusion. First there is Ascension and then there is Pentecost. First there is the withdrawal of Jesus from the seen world and then there is the gifting of us ordinary ones with the Spirit. First there is the ending of the world as we know it and there is the possibility of a new creation.