Were you there when a defenseless man was pinned to the asphalt with a knee pressed down upon his neck? Were you there when a policeman knelt triumphantly on the neck of a dying man? Were you there when he pleaded for his life and exclaimed: “I can’t breathe”? Were you there when this agonizing … Continue reading Were You There?
Michelle Trebilcock, 18th May 2020 [These words have been written from my home on Wurundjeri Country of the Kulin Nations in the land called Melbourne, Australia. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and emerging who are the continuing sovereign custodians of this land despite the crimes of colonisation.] For those of us … Continue reading From: Plato, To: Activists for Love and Justice (Re: Covid-19)
During the season of Easter, there was an image from last summer that I have been pondering in my heart: My whole-self walking in wonder for the first time through I vìcoli (the small streets—las callecitas) of the magical town of Veroli, located in the Latin Valley of Central Italy. The smell of the wind … Continue reading Maria Salome: The Unknown Yet Transformative Story of a Woman Disciple of the Early Church
O Lord, God of my salvation, I cry out day and night before you. Let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry!For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol. I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am a man who has no strength,like one set loose among the dead, like the slain that … Continue reading A Reflection on Psalm 88: The Psalm of Depression
John the Baptist, as the forerunner of Christ, is known as the “bridge prophet” for crying out in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the Lord make his paths straight.” But what may we learn from him as liminal figure for today (one who was on the margins or at the threshold of a greater … Continue reading Borderlands of the Bridge Prophet: A Reflection on John the Baptist as a Liminal Figure