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.
Thank you for forwarding this to your friends.
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
Subscribe to the Chi Rho Connection, our free electronic
To unsubscribe, mailto:ChiRhoPressemail@example.com
Visit the Chi Rho Press Web site. You can order using our
convenient shopping cart and pay on line using your credit
Purchase 'The Road to Emmaus' from Chi Rho Press for $9.95
plus $2.50 shipping and handling. See
http://www.ChiRhoPress.com or send your check or money
order for $12.45 to Chi Rho Press, P.O. Box 7864,
Gaithersburg, MD 20898.