This Thursday marks 40 days after Easter Sunday. According to the Bible, this is the day that Jesus ascended into heaven after his resurrection (Acts 1:1-11). This ancient Greek icon shows Jesus rising into heaven up with his angels above Mary and the disciples. Although Jesus is in heaven, he is still with us, his disciples today. In the icon, Jesus’ hand is still open to bless us and his teaching to love one another remains visible in his other hand. How does Jesus still bless and guide you today?