On Ascension Day 2014

Ascension Day, which marks Jesus’ return to God in the heavens, should be more dear to Universalists.

Jesus’ disciples, at his departure, returned to Jerusalem, to the Temple, and praised God. Though hard labor, trials of discipline and persecution would follow, they — and we — have in Jesus’ ascension an idea of our future: not a divinized rocket launch, as so often depicted in art, but a return to the source which made us, and a path that calls us to be a blessing to others, even those who would curse us.

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