Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of April 28, 2002
- Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of April 28, 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 April's meditations include a poem and a
prayer written by Kate Eysaman.
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Please read Matthew 13:24-34
Together we worked the dough,
Her tiny hands roundly invisible
Under firm forgiving bread.
Little wrists rising from a sculptured mound.
I (grown-up) explained,
'It is the yeast that makes the bread bigger and bigger,
And yummy so that we will want to eat it and be strong.'
Open-eyed, she held my jaw in puttied gentle palms.
'I love you like yeast, Mommy.'
A loving worship filled my soul and
I (aching) wondered how she so young
Knew completely what was only now
Coming clear to me.
I must admit it's difficult for me to have the kind of
faith that I often see in people I admire. Your parables
of mustard seed and leaven make perfect sense, knowing as
I do your generous Spirit. It is my own little step
toward you that I have such difficulty taking. Although
you have never failed to love me, there is a part of my
frightened, childish self that's always scared to make
the move. I ask for the freedom that would daily make
me as eager to seek you as a child running to meet a
parent at the end of a day. Amen.
Grace and peace,
Chi Rho Press
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