Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of August 25, 2002
- Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of August 25, 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. These meditations start with a Gospel reading
and a meditation based on it written this week by Sara
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Please read Mark 12:35-44
Today we find Jesus teaching in the Temple courts. We
know he is speaking to a large crowd, but we are not
told who the people are. Imagine yourself there in
the crowd, listening to the teacher. You are among
first century Jews, taught from your earliest days to
expect a Messiah of Davidic descent, and Jesus raises
a question about your belief! He also challenges the
authority of those who taught you.
In questioning this teaching, Jesus does not say whether
it is right or wrong. He leaves no doubt, however that
the belief of the most important people in church or
society does not necessarily make that belief true.
Jesus simply examines the teaching in question in the
light of Scripture and opens it to the power of God for
In seeking spiritual truth, we must learn to open our
questions, open our very selves, to the light of God's
power, and then wait for the answer, however long the
wait may be. In this case, the answer to Jesus'
question did not come until after his death and
Resurrection when his own Davidic descent was claimed
and reconciled with Scripture. (See, for example,
Matthew 1:1-17, Luke 3:23-38, Romans 1:3, and 2 Timothy
Has one of your beliefs come under question recently?
If so, recall the circumstances and how you felt on that
occasion. Offer your questions to God now, along with
all the feelings your uncertainty stimulates. As you
wait for God's answer, let God bring life to your
Grace and peace,
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