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An Exercise in Boredom

“Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:11)

How long does it take to form a habit—bad or otherwise? Most behavioral experts, according to Dr. Sangay Gupta (CNN Medical Correspondent) says that a minimum of three weeks is about to get you hooked into a new habit and a much longer time to undo it. Forty days is more than enough time to have formed a new one. And 40 days after the Resurrection, a period of what many of us in our present day see as an exciting, we find Jesus eating (verse 4) with his disciples and talking about the Kingdom of God. Except for the fact that Jesus was crucified, died and resurrected, there was nothing unusual or even new with this scene. Jesus has always been talking about the Kingdom of God and he has always been eating with his disciples. The disciples could have actually been bored by this routine, they have been heari…