Men of Galilee,
why are you standing there looking at the sky?
This Jesus who is to be taken up from you into heaven
had to re-schedule his departure
to the following Sunday
in order to accomodate the busy schedules
of the faithful.
Now, get back to work.
(Acts 1:11, dynamic equivalent translation)
Can I get an "Amen" in the house?
[UPDATE: Someone recently brought to my attention, the musings of Sacred Miscellany on this subject. Wish I'd written that.]