Love is the active concern for the life and growth of that which we love. [i]Eric Fromm, The Art of Loving Did I understand love before I knew you? Love, I don't believe I fully understood it until I saw you. In fact, I know I didn't. I couldn't fully see it in all its … Continue reading For Ava. Thoughts on Parental Love, Liminality, and God.
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor Proverbs 28:8 OK, God. I have been pitying the poor for about 30 years now. Maybe 40 if you count that in fourth grade I cheerfully tutored Scott Halsey in reading, even though he … Continue reading Serving: A meditation on the plight of the rich
By dying first, Eudel has become the father and I the son. As the son, I must now learn from him instead of him learning from me. And the lesson must be learned! Rev. Livingstone David Marcelin, Eudel's father Eudel Sheban Vadim Marcelin was born on November 2, 2018. Three and half months later, on … Continue reading Lessons from Death: An Exploration of the Legacy of Eudel Marcelin
We want only to show you something we have seen and to tell you something we have heard: That in the midst of the old creation there is a New Creation, and that this New Creation is manifest in Jesus who is called the Christ. [i]Paul Tillich, The New Being, What does it mean to … Continue reading See, this is New!
And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!" Mark 15:39 (ESV) There's something about the words of the centurion that I find both meaningful and mysterious. Typical of this Gospel, Mark fails to offer much in … Continue reading A Reflection on Mark 15-16