I was surrounded by family and friends singing hymns. My daughter, sitting besides my headrest, gently wiped the cool perspiration that seeped from my forehead. Her gentleness was the medicine that assuaged the pangs of an old life passing, and a new one rising.
My sons, stood on each side, holding my hands and recording my last words. I wanted to finish my commentary on the book of Revelation, but my breath was shallow.
My disciples filled the room like guardian angels… Most of them born in the Christian Faith, but finding liberation of mind by chanting God’s Holy Names. For them, Salvation was no longer a postmortem hope, but an existential reality that made itself present whenever the Holy Name was proclaimed.
Alleluia Alleluia Yehoshua Alleluia! Yehoshua Yehoshua Alleluia Alleluia!
Forty years before, I had experienced the greatest disappointment of my life- the realization that all of…
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