Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of May 28, 2006
- Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of May 28, 2006
As one of the on-going ministries of Chi Rho
Press, here is a selection from our book of daily
devotions, "Living as the Beloved: One Day at a
Time," by the Rev. Dr. Sandra Bochonok.
Please read the Scripture passage and Dr. Bochonok's
meditation. We hope you will be blessed.
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In sheep's clothing
"'Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's
clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will
know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from
thorns, or figs from thistles?'"
Not all who claim to be prophets, priests, ministers,
chaplains, doers of good are who they appear to be.
This is certainly true on the Internet. It can be
very confusing to determine who is authentic and who
is false. Not all Web pages offer truth. Imposters
and predatory people will ask for money, credit card
numbers, and other personal information to take
advantage of trusting, gullible, and vulnerable
people. There is a dark side in life and on-line
encounters are not immune to it.
Watch out for phonies and fakes, Jesus reminds us.
Take time to thoroughly investigate and research
references from self-proclaimed spiritual leaders.
Be careful. Not everyone is what he or she initially
appears to be. Caution, discretion, and prudence may
save us a great deal of remorse and heartache. Check
professional and personal references before risking
your soul to strangers.
Jesus never took advantage of vulnerable people. He
always told the truth. He never cheated, schemed, or
presented false claims. He had integrity and honesty
as his lifestyle. He did not build an earthly power
structure, but devoted himself to God's rule on earth.
God, give us wisdom and insight to recognize authentic
spiritual leaders, mentors, and friends. Protect us
from danger hidden in sheep's clothing.
Grace and peace,
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