Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of August 24, 2003
- Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of August 24, 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 Sara Case.
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Please read Mark 12:28-34
"Tell me of your wants and desires and I'll tell you what
kind of person you are," the radio evangelist boomed forth
as I was driving to the supermarket. "I don't want to
know anything about your possessions, what you have, or
what you do, just tell me your desires."
I don't recall the rest of the program, but these words
came back to me as I read today's Scripture. A new car,
a lover, a Caribbean cruise, to be the best trial lawyer
or the most creative hairdresser, these are typical of
the desires our culture encourages, and most of us are
motivated to strive for them.
Jesus offers a striking alternative, to love God with
our whole being. Think for a minute what it might mean
to love with all your heart, all your soul, all your
mind, and all your strength. Most of us live fragmented
lives, hurrying from one obligation to another, our minds
often scattered, jumping from this to that. We are
divided within ourselves. This great commandment is
not something we can do on our own, for only God can
teach us to love wholeheartedly. But we can make it
the central, conscious desire of our lives to love God
with our whole selves, to be at one with our Creator.
Pay attention to your inner self . . . . Deep within
find your own desire to be united with God . . . .
Remember that the greatest commandment is available
for you. . . . Jesus asks that you make it the central
aspiration of your life.
Grace and peace,
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