Happy Ascension Day!
Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven. And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy; and they were continually in the temple blessing God. Luke 24: 50ff
Ascension Day is a feast of mystery and infinity. ‘Ascension’ is our word for what is beyond our understanding: Christ our Risen Lord cannot be contained within the frame of our human perspective.
The ascension of Christ tilts the universe for us; giving us a fresh perspective and meaning for the world. Jesus has taken our humanity to God; just as by his birth he brought divinity into our humanity. Now he has handed his mission to human beings, a mission which will be empowered by the Holy Spirit.
This invitation to participate in Jesus’ mission is at the heart of the life of Hornsey Parish Church. We are alive and active in the Holy Spirit, even in these times of lockdown, Loving God, Loving our Neighbour and Loving Creation.