The Reverend Dr. Johanna Wagner asks the congregation about certain experiences in their lives. If they've had doubts about the meaning of life, if they've challenged hateful ideas, or have been moved by a social issue so much that they were moved to act, the Reverend says that they've experienced an ascension.
Reverend Wagner suggests a theme of the Old Testament: Don't worry about that, it's not as big a deal as you think it is. Things and people that seem to run the world are not as permanent as they seem, but people like Jesus, who are often discounted and downtrodden, end up having more eternal an impact on the world.
The Ascension is all about saying that the things that really matter to God, are the things that are associated with Jesus. What we think and say our values are, if they aren't in line with what we are doing in our life, an ascension must happen in order for us to move forward.