I was searching for some interesting art work for the Feast of the Ascension and I came upon this painting done by Salvador Dali. At first it made me smile, with its focus on the soles of Jesus’ feet. But, the more I thought about the image, the more I appreciated it. The words of Scripture this morning featured that famous question, “Why do you stand there staring up into the sky?” Why am I staring into the sky, wanting to hold onto the soles of Jesus’ feet, when his face of Wisdom, his heart of Love and his hands of Healing are all waiting to be recognized in the depths of my soul, in the silence of my heart? Indeed, why am I staring up into the sky?