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Reader Simon Forster writes:
Some years ago, Joanna, my wife, and I visited the Holy Land. During our time there
we managed to visit most of the Churches that have been built. Many have erected on what are presumed to be the sites of where
some of the major events of Christ’s life took place. One of the most bizarre is the Church of the Ascension built round
a rock which is said to bear the imprint of Christ’s last footprint on earth. The main architectural feature is that
the church has no roof – presumably to make it easier for Christ to ‘ascend’ – perfect human logic
but a sad misunderstanding of the nature of God.
Since the Ascension we can no longer see Christ with our human eyes. Because we cannot see him, it does not mean
he is not with us. He is with us here each and every day, because we cannot see him it does not mean we are forgotten. If
we ask he is there for us to worship him for what he is, to receive our prayers and thanks and is there to give strength,
wisdom and encouragement if only we would ask. For this we should and must be eternally grateful.
May you all have a glorious Ascensiontide.
With my love and prayers
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