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Ascension is not just an idea, it is a particular way of viewing the world. As a world view, ascension leads us to the following affirmations: we affirm that there is a road between heaven and earth; we affirm that this road leads to the house of God; we affirm that the door of the house is open; we affirm that we are children of this house; we affirm that there is room at the table; we affirm that this house is home.
But we say more. Ascension is not only a way of viewing the world, it is also a way of living in the world. We say in the Lord’s prayer, “your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” We say these words so often, we often fail to understand what we are really saying. We are committing ourselves to a particular way of living. We are saying that our houses are to be like God’s house. We affirm that there is a road between our house and the world; we affirm that the door of our house is open; we affirm that the vulnerable ones are children of our house; we affirm that there is room at our table; we affirm that our house is a home for others."