The Body of Christ, sent out into the world to help usher in the kingdom of God?
Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the very breath of God that animates all things?
So Pentecost is the beginning of this "coming again"...and we're still busy looking into the sky like on Ascension Day rather than seeing Christ all around us?
No way am I the first person to have this thought. I might be the first to say it out loud and not get burned at the stake (so far), but...
It's kind of interesting to think about, don't you think?
(that's all the thoughts I have about it right now, because I don't have time or energy to actually pursue the line of thought to any deeper place until life in our community slows down just a tad...)