This is an odd Sunday.
On Thursday, 40 days after the Resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven.
As seen on Facebook, “this is the day that Jesus begun working from home”.
And yet, the promised Holy Spirit has not arrived.
The disciples return to behind closed doors, similar to the in-between of Jesus’ death and resurrection, but without the fear.
The extended circle of disciples are spending their time in prayer.
I imagine with each day, these disciples are becoming impatient with a growing sense of being orphaned or abandoned for forever.
But, I have been pondering if this odd Sunday is oddly similar to our current situation.
- We are encouraged to work from our homes as able.
- We are encouraged to continue social distance, social isolation, and quarantine as able.
- We are becoming more impatient as it continues, especially with improving weather and a long weekend.
- We may be emotionally and/or spiritually restless, growing in a sense of being abandoned.
Arguably the disciples are praying for the Holy Spirit to come.
But, which Holy Spirit?
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