Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of September 8, 2002
- Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of September 8, 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 Vanessa
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Please read John 10:31-42
'. . . understand that God is in me, and I am in God.'
When Jesus said, 'I and God are one,' the crowd around
him became so angry that they picked up stones to stone
him. Jews of Jesus' day were able to accept themselves
as God's chosen people, but to say that God is in you,
and you are in God? Radical, impossible, blasphemous . . .
so they thought.
Without realizing it, some of us may echo the same
sentiments of that same crowd. We say, 'God couldn't
possibly be in me because I am so flawed.' We forget
that God created us and loves us. Some of us can
believe that God is in us but we have trouble living
as if it were true. We abuse ourselves in various
ways, through self-hatred, overwork, homophobia,
alcohol, compulsive sex, instead of treating ourselves
with the dignity we deserve as God's loved ones.
If we begin to comprehend that God is in us, then we
can begin the process of stopping self-destructive
behavior. By discovering that God loves us, we can
begin to love ourselves.
Think today about the ways that God has shown love
for you. Have your actions toward yourself reflected
that love? Know today that God loves you, and that
you are in God, as God is in you.
Grace and peace,
Chi Rho Press
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