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Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of May 12, 2002

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  • Adam DeBaugh
    Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of May 12, 2002 ********** As one of the on-going ministries of Chi Rho Press, here is a meditation from The Road to Emmaus,
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      Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of May 12, 2002

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      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 Sarah K.
      Fershee.

      Thank you for forwarding this to your friends.

      Please read Luke 10:38-42

      What distracts you from a richer worship experience?
      What captures your attention and prevents you from moving
      deeper toward that holy center where Christ resides?

      Perhaps it is fear. Fear of being alone with the Divine,
      especially when you are feeling self critical and
      inadequate.

      Perhaps it is fatigue, maybe even burnout. Maybe you
      feel you need an extra hour's sleep in the morning to
      offset the late night meetings that you are expected to
      attend.

      Maybe you are procrastinating, thinking you'll struggle
      through the current month's obligations and then you'll
      establish a schedule of daily prayer and meditation. In
      the meantime, your calendar pages for next month are
      beginning to fill, and you prepare for another ride on
      the modern scheduling merry-go-round, promising yourself
      that next month you'll dismount and make retreat.

      Could it be that another has taken the place of Christ
      in your life? Have your boundaries faded? Is your
      spiritual path overgrown with weeds because you neglected
      it for so long?

      Perhaps you, like Martha, are caught up in the whirlwind
      of service, doing good works, God's works, yet ignoring
      your own spirit's cries for another drink of living water.

      Try to identify the things that are blocking you from
      worship. Give them names and imagine their shapes. Permit
      them to move into focus in your mind and acknowledge them,
      not with embarrassment or disdain, but with respect and
      tenderness. Let the blocks themselves become your prayer.
      Release them into the hands of the waiting Christ, and
      simply wait in the silence for the one who fashioned you
      and set you free to speak of Christ's love.

      Grace and peace,

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