My favorite part of the Ascension story isn’t the ‘miracle’ of Jesus ascending into Heavenn.
Because, well, when you start talking about celestial bodies and the vacuum of space and the outpost Heaven’s set up on the Moon to serrve as a terminal for those coming and going… Too much theology. My head hurts.
No, my favorite bit is the scolding.
Acts 1:9-11 reports it. There the disciples are, just standing around, a little shocked, a little dropped-jaw action, and angels come down and say “What are you doing? Go on, git! There’s nothing to see here, folks, move along… Don’t y’all have some work to do? I’m pretty sure I heard him give you marching orders.”