tomorrow vs now

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How does one hang on until tomorrow?

Though tomorrow brings with it possibility and hope, my fear is that we will get lost in focusing on tomorrow so much that we forget about the wonder that is now. I am the first to admit that I am a pro at putting things off—chores, errands, phone calls, work assignments, exercising, even praying—with the ever present mantras of “tomorrow will be the day I start” and “it can wait, I can do that tomorrow.” However, more and more, I have come to realize that my “chronic putting offness” has prevented me from fully embracing now. Waiting until tomorrow can be hopeful but what if it never comes. Are we missing out on living life in the moment? Many have said that now is a gift, that is why it is called the present; it’s a bit cliché but it is powerful in its truthful simplicity. How do we live in the tension and harmony of lifting our hopes for tomorrow with living the possibility of now? If Annie teaches us about hanging on until tomorrow, how do we live Rent’s prophetic reminder of “there’s only now…there’s only here…no day but today”?

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About delfinwaldemar

i am a native of miami, fl and i am of cuban and salvadoran heritage. i am a social worker and queer theologian who is passionate about engaging the intersections of religion, sexuality, race/ethnicity, and justice—specifically around lgbtq issues. i have a master in divinity as well as a master of social work. as an activist scholar of faith, i am interested in creating spaces where individuals and communities are safe and challenged to explore identity, expression, gender, and orientation in their complexities. i enjoy cooking, eating, laughing, writing, photography, eating more, “queerying” theology, and spending time with family and friends--especially my dearly beloved (while also driving him crazy). my approach to life is rooted in la lucha (the struggle)—lifting up our stories and experiences to inspire creative and authentic conversations and actions that thrive outside boxes transgressing dominant narratives. i hope this space will provide folks who feel isolated or disconnected from communities, especially religious one, an opportunity to wrestle and reconnect and re-member and simply be with the sacred. being raised roman catholic, i have felt marginalized and alone because of who i am within my church community--my queerness bars me from being able to pursue ordination and so this blog will be a space for me to share my journey of faith through homilies, pictures, liturgies, rants, queeries...my prayer is that this space become a pulpit and sanctuary, a new way of living into our call to radical holiness juntos...a place where you, me, G-d will caminar juntos y juntas en la lucha. Amen.

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