Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of February 2, 2003
As one of the on-going ministries of Chi Rho Press, here
is a meditation from 'The Road to Emmaus,' a book of
daily meditations written by and for the LGBT community
of faith. These meditations start with a Gospel reading
and a meditation based on it written this week by the late
Rev. Larry J. Uhrig and is reprinted here in his memory.
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Please read Luke 2:22-40
The Feast of the Presentation
'Lord, now let your servant depart in peace.'
The song of Simeon begins with a profound truth, seeing
Christ is enough. Simeon saw his heart's desire, the
promised deliverance of his people. He could now accept
death, for having seen the Lord, his life was now complete.
Simeon's truth is the same truth offered to all people
of faith. In Christ Jesus everything is complete and
finished. There is no need to look further for a more
definitive revelation. Sometimes persons who have
inhabited the household of Christian faith depart to
explore and embrace the occult or popular trends in
spirituality. Sometimes people abandon Christ for
another 'revelation' without fully exploring the depth
of Christ's treasures and riches.
Like Simeon, it is possible for us to find in Christ
all we need to fulfill our lives. Once we have found
Christ there can be a sweet completion to our spiritual
journey. Not a completion that is an ending, but one
that is a fulfillment of the truth. At that point we
begin to explore the depth of Christ and find the
fullness of God's Word to us. Instead of a futile
searching for meaning and purpose, we can now rest
by the living water, drink deep, and grow to maturity.
I bid you come to this eternal refreshment place. We
can live the rest of our days, be they few or many,
with all we need. With the psalmist we can say, 'I
shall not want . . . God restores my soul. . . .'
(Psalm 23:1, 3).
My God, come to me. I want know the sense of
fulfillment Simeon knew. I want the peace you
promised. Come now to your servant. I want
Grace and peace,
Chi Rho Press
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