g-d is trying to tell you something

(from my personal blog)

This clip in the film, “The Color Purple,” reflects a powerful moment of reconciliation and the re-embracing of a loved one. But what else is G-d trying to tell us through this moment? What does Shug Avery mean by “even sinners have soul”? She doesn’t say “a soul”, she simply says “soul”. Maybe what G-d is trying to tell us is that despite our limitations and mistakes, we all have soul; that deep-rooted, gospel singing, passionate spark, chispa, that can set everything ablaze with our words, actions, singing, and even a hug. Sometimes it’s the person who others deem to be “soulless” who is the most “soulfull” and even able to rekindle the flame of our own souls. What is G-d trying to tell us? What is G-d trying to say through us? How are we soulfully sharing our soul?

–delfin bautista is a member of the CTA 20/30 Leadership Team and the CTA Board of Directors; delfin is also a member of Dignity’s Young Adult Caucus and Trans Caucus.  delfin “preaches” on their own blog Mi Lucha, Mi Pulpito and  is a contributor to Believe Out Loud.

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About delfinwaldemar

Saludos! I am a native of Miami, FL and I am of Cuban and Salvadoran heritage. I am a social worker, person of spirit, activist, and queer theologian who is passionate about engaging the intersections of religion, sexuality, gender, identity, race/ethnicity, liberation, and justice. I have a Master in Divinity as well as a Master of Social Work. 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. My hope is to create spaces that provide opportunities to wrestle, reconnect, remember, and and re-member the complex wholizing richness of sacred sass. Being raised roman catholic, I have been marginalized because of who I am and whom I love--my queerness bars me from being able to pursue ordination and so this blog is 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 juntxs...a place where you, me, G-ddess will caminar juntos y juntas y juntxs en la lucha. Amen...que asi sea...si se puede!

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