Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of May 4, 2003
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 reflections start with a Gospel reading
and a meditation based on it written this week by Sarah
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Please read Matthew 28:16-20
A divine appointment with the resurrected Christ! What
could be more glorious? Yet as the disciples trudged
up the Galilean mountain, at least one felt the pangs
of an anxious heart:
What am I doing on this path? I don't even know if I
believe he's alive, and I'm on my way to a meeting
supposedly called by Jesus! I wonder if he'll look the
same. What will he ask of me this time? Will I be up
to it? John's already around the bend . . . always
ahead when it comes to faith! If I turn around now,
I can be home in time for lunch, but what if it's true?
What if Jesus really is going to be there? I must keep
At the dawn of the twenty-first century, little has
changed. We are still called to meet Christ for
instruction and challenge. We still respond with
What am I doing on this one-way street in a city not
my own? I don't even know what I believe about life
after death, and I'm called to the bedside of someone
with AIDS. I wonder how he'll look. What will he ask
of me? Will I be up to it? Others know how to do this,
why aren't they here? If I turn around now, I can be
home before dark. But what if it's true? What if it
is really Christ who waits in that bed? I must go in.
Jesus Christ, unique Child of God, have mercy on us.
Forgive our ambivalence, our sluggish pace, and restore
our confidence through the good news we already know.
Steer us way from competition with others who minister
in your name, and grant us a perfect balance of peace
and adventure as we go forth in the light of your
Grace and peace,
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