What is the essential message of Christianity.? This is a question I often ask myself. I studied theology for a while and found it fascinating. However, I also found that many people, especially academics,make it far more convoluted than it needs to be. Maybe it makes them feel superior,or justifies the remittances they receive from universities.
My own take on Christianity is summed up in the words Hope and Faith, and nothing expresses this more than Ascension Day.The promise has been made to believers.
Hope, that by faith there will be a renewal, a chance to redeem sins and begin life again, a life lived as it should be and not as it was in the past.
No need to wait for the future. It can be done now.
If you are religious I simply hope your faith is renewed.