preaching begins at home

preaching begins at home

After saying good morning to GOD, I turn and lovingly gaze at my sleeping beloved. There he lies in los brazos de morfeo…Hair a mess…snoring lightly…bundled up in covers.  Awwww.

I get up in a huff…rushing to get ready for my day…running behind as always.  I come across laundry on the floor, dirty dishes, checklists and cosas para hacer.  Ahhhhhh and Eeeeek.

I come back into the room flustered, frazzled, and furious at things that need to get done and things that did not get done.  But than I look at mi amor who sleeps and is peaceful.  I smile.

I am reminded that mi amor is the embodiment of GOD’s love for me.  That I was divinely favored when he was placed in my life.

Together we are creating a home…clutter is a sign of a home that is being lived in.  Mother Teresa once said that prayer and mission begin in the home.  In the home, too, is where preaching starts…In the casita in which mi amor and I live and love and laugh—that is where my preaching starts…takes shape…is inspired…is born.  For if I do not have a home,  how can I expect to create home for others in my oral and lived sermons?

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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, 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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