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Unanswered Prayer – Sermon on John 17:20-26 for Easter 7C

June 2, 2019

We are caught in a time warp. This is the Sunday when we celebrate Christ’s ascension into heaven, as we heard in the reading from Acts a few moments ago. But it is also the final Sunday in the season of Eastertide, and throughout this season we have been listening to Jesus’ talk with his disciples on the night before his crucifixion.

On the one hand, we should be looking up into the heavens as the resurrected Christ returns to his Father. On the other hand, we are still in the upper room, and the events of Good Friday and Easter Sunday haven’t happened yet. We are caught in a time warp between pre-crucifixion and post-resurrection. Continue reading