Acts 1:1-11
Luke's Sleight of Hand

Fr. Allen uses the question, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven?" as a clue that helps set this story in its political and theological context.  No sooner does Luke set the story in a context understandable to both Jews and Romans then he transforms its meaning into something that speaks to the core of how God relates to us and how, in turn, we might practice our relationships in a more realistic and patient way.