As we celebrate the Church Year and, in turn, commemorate the highlights of Jesus' earthly life, we often unfortunately neglect the Ascension.
Jesus returns to his heavenly glory in order to make a heaven for us. And with this return to heaven, he takes on his new role of High Priest for us.
As we think about his second coming, Jesus will return just as he left. We look to his second Advent or coming, when he'll return as judge and king, bringing an end to injustice and death.