Thursday, November 2, 2017

ARCWP: The Baptism of Constantin Rafael Pelzer. October 15/17. Olga Lucia Álvarez Benjumea in Colombia, South America

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Upon my arrival, I have been invited, to participate with the Pelzer family, in the parish church, of Santa Barbara of Erftstat-Liblar, with family and friends, to the Baptism ceremony of the new member of the family, Constantin Rafael, presiding over the Father Wilhelm Bruners, a priest, with the charisma of a shepherd and with the "smell of sheep".
The greeting for Constantin, in the Baptistry of the Church, was A Letter of love as follows:

Constantin waiting for his Baptism. October 15/17
Letter of love to Constantin
You are a letter, son 
a page has just started 
yet without a 
semicolon 
the first word
You are a love letter 
without accents and buts 
pushed with golden fingers 
in rough letters 
and not to be eliminated
Inserted and 
sealed this first sentence 
between you and us
I love you
You can always 
call us 
We know: the Promise 
needs a pledge of hands.
There were songs, reading and reflection from Corinthians 3: 2

2 Corinthians 3: 2-3

 Our letters are written in our hearts, known and read by all men;
 being manifest that we are a letter of Christ issued by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not on tablets of stone, but on tables of flesh of the heart.

Exodus 2: 1-10
Birth of Moses
 There was a Levite who took a wife of his own tribe as his wife.  The woman became pregnant and had a son, and when she saw him so beautiful, she hid him for three months.  When he could no longer hide him, he prepared a basket of papyrus, smeared it with pitch and asphalt and, placing the child in it, went to leave the basket among the reeds on the bank of the Nile.   But the child's sister He stayed at a distance to see what would happen to him.
 At that, Pharaoh's daughter came down to bathe in the Nile. Her maids, meanwhile, were walking along the riverbank. Suddenly Pharaoh's daughter saw the basket among the reeds, and ordered one of her slaves to go for her.  When Pharaoh's daughter opened the basket and saw a crying child inside, she had compassion and exclaimed:
- He is a Hebrew child!
 The child's sister then asked Pharaoh's daughter:
"Do you want me to go and call a Hebrew nurse to raise the child for you?"
 "Go call her," he said.
The girl went and brought the child's mother,   and Pharaoh's daughter told her:
-Get this child and raise him. I'll pay you to do it.
This is how the child's mother took him and raised him. 10  Once the child was grown, he took it to the daughter of Pharaoh, and she adopted him as his son; He also named him Moses, a ]  for he said: "I took him out of the river!"
De los niños
Tus hijos no son tus hijos (Kahlil Gibran)
Y una mujer que sostenía a un niño junto al pecho dijo: “Habla de los niños”.
Y él dijo: “Tus hijos no son tus hijos.
Son hijos e hijas del deseo de la vida por uno mismo.
Ellos vienen a través de ti, pero no de ti;
Y si están contigo, no son tuyos.
Puedes darles tu amor, pero no tus pensamientos,
Porque tienen sus propios pensamientos.
Puedes albergar sus cuerpos, pero no sus almas.
Porque sus almas habitan en la casa del mañana, a la cual no pueden entrar,
ni siquiera en tus sueños
Puedes esforzarte por ser como ellos, pero no busques, ellos harán lo mismo contigo hacer.
Porque la vida no corre hacia atrás, ni permanece en el ayer.
Tú eres el arco desde el cual tus hijos son enviados como flechas vivientes.
El tirador ve el signo en el camino del infinito, y Él te inclina
Su poder, para que sus flechas vuelen rápido y lejos.
Puede inclinarte en la mano de Sagitario para hacerte feliz;
Porque así como ama la flecha voladora, así ama el arco, el firme
permanece “.
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) libanesich-amerikanischer Dicheter

 The Creed of Kurt Marti


Yo creo en el Dios
de amor
el Creador del cielo y la tierra
Yo creo en Jesús
su palabra encarnada
el Mesías de los oprimidos y oprimidas
quien proclamó el reino de Dios
y fue crucificado por eso
entregado como nosotros a la destrucción de la muerte
pero resucitó el tercer día
para continuar trabajando por nuestra liberación
hasta que Dios sea todo en todos
Yo creo en el Espíritu Santo
quien nos hace compañeros combatientes del Resucitado
a los hermanos y hermanas de aquellos
que luchan por la justicia y sufren
Yo creo en la comunidad
la iglesia mundial
para el perdón de los pecados
a la paz en la tierra,
para quien tiene sentido trabajar
y el cumplimiento de la vida
más allá de nuestra vida
AMEN.
Baptism is performed according to the Roman Catholic Rite of the Church.
The Alleluia (Taizé) was sung
 GRAPHICAL REPORT OF THE BAPTISM OF CONSTANTIN RAFAEL PERZEL

In the Church of Santa Barbara, Erftstadt-Liblar, in the Baptism of Constantin

Apologizing to Constantin Rafael, because we have not finished our mission to improve the world so that he can enjoy it. It will be your job to work, but you will not be alone, we will accompany you.

The grandfather of Constantin has asked those present, we wish Constantin to take in the ark of his life.

Read, aunt and godmother of Constantin, lights the candle in the Light of Christ.

Constantin, receives the Baptismal water, in the presence and support of their parents, grandparents, relatives and friends, who will be responsible for taking care of their faith and their Christian values.

The Community in procession has accompanied Constantin to the altar.

After the ceremony, the family offers sweets to the participants at the exit of the temple.

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