Chi Rho Connection, Vol. V, No. 21
CHI RHO CONNECTION
The eNewsletter of Chi Rho Press,
Your LGBT Christian Publishing House
Vol. V, No. 21
24 December 2004
1. Happy Christmas!
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1. Happy Christmas!
The Board of Directors and Staff of Chi Rho Press
want to wish all our readers a very blessed Christmas.
In this special time of the year, we are especially
grateful for our customers, investors, contributors,
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in this ministry. May you be filled with joy, love,
and contentment at this Christmas time.
Instead of the usual fare in our twice-monthly
electronic newsletter, we would like to offer you
this 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
by R. Adam DeBaugh.
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Please read Luke 2:1-14
Patrick was young and very little. He sat with wonder
in his eyes as he listened to the Christmas story in
the second chapter of Luke. Great peace and joy seemed
to come over his little spirit as he listened and all
tension left him. When I finished reading, I asked,
"How did you like that story?"
"It's the best!" Patrick was emphatic, yet calm and at
peace. The story had made such an impact that I had to
ask, "What's so good about the story for you?"
"Be not afraid," Patrick answered. "That's the best
part. We were afraid and the angel said, 'Be not
afraid.' We don't have to be afraid ever again."
I asked Patrick what kinds of things he might be afraid
of as this year draws to a close. He said, "Getting
sick, being alone in the dark, not having friends, not
doing good in school, stuff like that."
In his simple, innocent, unsophisticated way, little
Patrick hit the nail on the head! The meaning of Jesus'
humble birth in a rude stable in an obscure corner of
the Roman Empire is "Be not afraid."
No matter what our fears, today's Gospel message echoes
down the centuries to speak to us, "Be not afraid."
Like little Patrick, we are comforted with the knowledge
that Christ has come to bring "peace among those with
whom God is pleased."
Blessed Saviour, thank you for coming to us with your
divine message of grace and peace. Thank you for having
your angels comfort and assure us, saying, "Be not
We at Chi Rho Press wish you all a very happy
Christmas, filled with peace, love, and joy.
Gracia y paz,
R. Adam DeBaugh, Director, Adam@....
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