What in the world was Luke thinking?

I refer to the writer of the third Gospel. In yesterday’s Gospel from the 24th chapter of Luke, one sentence leapt out at me:

“As he blessed them he parted from them and was taken up to heaven.”

Huh?

‘He was taken up to heaven?’

‘He parted from them?’

Good grief, Luke, this is big stuff! Doesn’t an event of this magnitude deserve a little punchier prose than you were able to muster? How ’bout something like this:

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THE FIRE AND THE MERCY, The Pentecost Musical enters its second weekend.

This is my tenth faith-based production. It begins and ends with Pentecost, with an emphasis on the second chapter of the Acts of the Apostles.

Sandwiched in between are dramatic stories of mercy from Acts and the Gospels…

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Rehearsals are under way for THE FIRE AND THE MERCY, The Pentecost Musical.

This is my newest musical production. It will be performed in 8 parishes in the greater Des Moines area the last half of April.

Watch the video above to learn more and hear me play a few excerpts. Then check out the official website for the production at: www.FireandMercy.com.

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