Ascension by Salvador Dali


Today's Ascension Thursday
when we remember Jesus ascending into heaven.
(Note: in many places, Ascension will be celebrated on Sunday 5/29.)
The Dali above images what Jesus' friends saw as he was lifted up:
 the soles of his feet!

Just 40 days after Easter, Lord,
you brought your friends together, one last time,
to say goodbye, to bid them farewell...

Parting's such sweet sorrow, Lord...

Taking leave's 
   the sad part 
and the sweetness,
   the memory of what was, 
   the promise of what's yet to be, 
   the pledge that on a day to come 
      we'll be together once again...

Coming and going, 
meeting and knowing,
saying goodbye,
sadness and sorrow,
hope for tomorrow...

You left your friends, Lord, 
but you did not abandon them:
    you promised your Spirit, the Spirit of truth 
    to lead and guide, to comfort and console,
    to show us the path we're called to walk,
    the way that leads us home to you
    and to that day, still yet to come,
    when we'll all be together, once again...



I Will Rise: Easter and Ascension Hymn 

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