. . . Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them.
While he blessed them, he parted from them, and was carried up into heaven.
And they returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
and were continually in the temple blessing God. Luke 24: 46 - 53
Down here on the ground, we tend to dart our glances and concerns at eye-level -rarely tracking above the horizon. "Nothing down here, folks; it's all about above and beyond."
Faith moves our eyes away from ourselves and somehow carries along with that change in perspective the people we are meant to love.
Happy Ascension Sunday! All the saints who were keeping their eyes locked on the quotidian and the trite are up above the weather and the silliness down here on the ground.