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
A beautiful face is perhaps the only place where true silence is to be found. - Giorgio Agamben, “Image and Silence" [i] Ava, my little love. What do I see when I look at you? I see me; I see your mother---I see you. In you I see the amazing convergence of past love. You carry the … Continue reading A Reflection for Ava
The only image of God is the face of our neighbor, who is also the sibling of God's First-Born, of God's own likeness (2 Cor. 4:4; Col. 1:15). Our human neighbor now becomes a "sacrament" of God's hidden presence among us, a mediator between God and humanity. Every authentic religious act is directed toward the … Continue reading The Only Question about God that Matters