In this passage, Luke reveals the meaning of the scriptures to the disciples. Then he tells them, "It is you who are witnesses to all this. And mark this: I am sending upon you my Father's promised gift."
How did they decide when the gift arrived?
"You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing." - Alan Watts
"Spirituality, like conversation, is in a constant process of becoming." - Bill Countryman's, The Poetic Imagination, An Anglican Spiritual Tradition.
"Gregory of Nyssa, accordingly, spoke of spirituality in terms of epektasis, a stretching toward God rather than an arriving at God."