469Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of March 4, 2007
- Mar 3, 2007Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of March 4, 2007
As one of the on-going ministries of Chi Rho
Press, here is a selection from our book of daily
devotions, "Living as the Beloved: One Day at a
Time," by the Rev. Dr. Sandra Bochonok.
Please read the Scripture passage and Dr. Bochonok's
meditation. We hope you will be blessed.
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Blessed rest with Jesus
Jesus said, "Come to me, all you that are weary and
are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest."
Matthew 11:28 (NRSV)
Certainly Jesus understands our needs for rest. He
invites all of us to enter his rest through some of
the most cherished words in the Scriptures. A
spiritually empowering meditation can be experienced
through the ancient, cherished practice called "lectio
divina." "Lectio," as it is more commonly called, is
a simple form of holy reading. Sacred words are slowly
read with pauses of silence. Read these words again
and again until a word or phrase lingers in your heart.
Simply breathe with it and let it become the prayer of
your heart. "Come to me, all you that are weary and
are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest"
(Matthew 11:28, NRSV).
Are you feeling tired today? Is there some inner
burden that is exhausting you? Can you share that
sense of burden with God? Consider writing down
your feelings and whatever comes to mind in the
silence. List your heavy loads and concerns. Ask
God for rest and strength for the day.
God, help us come into your blessed rest. Carry
our burdens today. Amen.
Grace and peace,
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