Thought for the week - 16 May

Acts 1. 1-11 (Ascension Day) & John 17. 6-19 (Sunday after Ascension, Easter 7) Acts 1. v9 – “(Jesus) was lifted up and a cloud took him out of their sight.” John 17 v11 – “I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world.” v17b “I have sent them into the world.” It seems to me that there are parallels to be drawn between the experience of the early church, the disciples, and our experience over the last twelve months or so. The disciples, even though distraught and then confused and dismayed by the death of Jesus were overjoyed at his resurrection. Then, just when they were getting used to the idea, he