129Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of June 2, 2002
- Jun 2, 2002Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of June 2, 2002
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. As always, this meditation starts with a Gospel
reading and a meditation based on it written by Nancy Eichert.
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Please read Luke 16:10-15
God has entrusted to us the riches of the world. So
often we seem to hoard and squander those riches,
ignoring the needs of the poor in our midst.
Are we serving two rulers in our quest for the comforts
of life? We are the bearers of God's Spirit on earth,
yet we often waver, serving two rulers, lukewarm, neither
hot nor cold.
But what if God is calling us to take sides? Perhaps
there is no longer time for us to sit with the Pharisees,
justifying ourselves before humanity. The poor of the
world cry out to us from afar and from next door. The
oppressed cry out for freedom, and the disenfranchised
cry out for justice.
Have we divorced ourselves from our commitment to love
God first and our neighbor as ourselves? Have we wed
ourselves to mammon?
My friend, imagine a new way to answer God's call to
justice. Imagine yourself as God's Spirit-bearer on
earth. Imagine yourself standing beside the poor, before
God's altar, promising to love, honor, and cherish.
Imagine all humanity in committed relationship before
Holy Spirit, you are my vision. Open my eyes to the
many ways I can stand in commitment with the poor and
oppressed of the earth. Clear my heart of any need to
collect and display the world's wealth. Show me myself
before the mirror of your love. Let my self-esteem be
in my nakedness, my vulnerability. Let the nakedness of
the oppressed of the earth be my mirror image. Holy
Spirit, unite us in God?s work on earth, God's purpose,
Grace and peace,
Chi Rho Press
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