Something to Think About...
"Low-sunk life imagines itself weary of life, but it is death, not life, it is weary of."
By His glorious ascension, Christ has already spoken to our deepest longing and fulfilled our most fervent hope. He has taken us as He took the hand of Adam, as in the paschal icon of the descent into hades. He has raised us up with Himself, out of the grave of our own making, and ascended with us into the awesome and blessed presence of His Father. He has transported into the very presence of God our "intellect," our spiritual perception of transcendent life and being. And in so doing, He has led us - even in the mundane affairs of our daily existence - into the joyful and healing state of "divine ecstasy."
Archpriest John Breck