Thursday, 13 May 2010

O Happy Day

They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them."Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.
Acts 1 v 10,11

As this Day of Ascension dawns, the Coalition government in the UK begins to take shape and emerge from the mist of confusion. Perhaps a good time for all of us to shake off our astonishment and look, with hope, to the future. If it is not what we envisaged or even wished for, it is what we have and what we must work with for the foreseeable future. I'm sure there are surprises to come and there is certainly work for us to do to ensure that the folk around us, the folk to whom we are called to witness and to love do not become lost or marginalised by the jostling for position in the bright new kingdom. Wonder and mystery give way, inevitably to the reality of working together wherever and however we can to be the people God calls us to be.

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