Ascension Day

           Thus it is written, that the Anointed One is to suffer
           and to rise from the dead on the third day.
           and that repentance and forgiveness of sins
           is to be proclaimed to all nations
           in the name of the Anointed One.
           You are witnesses of these things.
                           â€”Luke 24.46-48

It’s all one thing, this loop,
in which the Beloved ascends
not into distant heavens
but into the suffering of the world,
and radiates forgiveness
that changes people,
who rise into a wounded world
to proclaim altered lives
and the miracle of ascending
from suffering to forgiveness,
of which we are witnesses,
even this very day,
rising
to begin again.

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Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
www.unfoldinglight.net