Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of November 10, 2002
- Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of November 10, 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 Joseph
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Please read Matthew 14:13-21
'. . . Jesus looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke
and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples
gave them to the crowds.'
One day God decided to come to earth, for God had heard
the people's cries of affliction. On the appointed day,
God set out across the expanse of space that stretches
like a sea between heaven and earth; and as the boat
approached the shore there was a great throng waiting.
When God saw the throng, God had compassion on them, and
spent the day healing the sick.
That evening God's disciples wanted to send the crowds
away to but food for themselves; but God said, 'They
will not find the food for which they hunger in the
nearby villages. Let them stay; I will find a way to
satisfy their need.'
Then God saw five loaves of bread near the disciples.
God said to the loaves, 'Will any of you offer yourself
for these people? To satisfy their hunger is the very
highest calling, but if you give yourself to this
purpose, you will be broken and die. Still, I will
change you into something new when it is all over.'
There was a long pause as the loaves searched their
hearts. Finally the smallest one said, 'I will give
myself to feed this great throng.' The loaf trustingly
placed itself in God's hands, who blessed, and broke,
and gave it to the disciples to give to the crowds.
When everyone was satisfied, the disciples gathered and
offered to God twelve baskets of fragments, for,
miraculously, those who had eaten of the sacrificial
bread had become like the bread themselves!
God said, 'We will invite these fragments in due time
to offer themselves to feed other crowds that come
hungry.' And at God's right hand the risen Christ
appeared, and said 'Amen.'
Grace and peace,
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