How do I understand Ascension? When one is lifted above others, he/she remembers that the initial point of reference was from others. Jesus now ascends to the Father with no worry at all having accomplished what brought him to the world. Now he goes back to the Father to send us another helper. I hope we all understand who a Helper is? One who extends a hand to help the other. So Jesus was to send down the Holy Spirit, who was to be the advocate. The work of an advocate is to defend someone by speaking on behalf of the person. Thus, the Holy Spirit exactly does that that all may be defended. Let us pray that as Jesus Ascends into heaven, he may send us the Promise. Amen