Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of April 27, 2008
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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Rediscover your passion and purpose for living
"You are the light of the world."
A few years ago, I joined a lighthouse society and
served as a lighthouse keeper with other volunteers,
walking the rugged Washington coastline and spending
many hours enjoying walks on the beach. One of the
lighthouses is five miles offshore and determined
hikers have a rigorous journey along the world's
longest natural sand spit. For some, it is their
Holy Grail. Hikers come from near and far, journeying
towards its distinctive guiding light. One woman
hiker said to me, "I came here because I wanted to
rediscover my passion and purpose in living."
Those who sail these mighty waters have nicknamed
this area, "Cape Shipwreck." In the old days before
there was a Coast Guard, when ships went down, the
lighthouse keepers went out in small boats in
dangerous waters to save lives often at great
Every lighthouse has a distinctive signature light,
to help navigators at sea determine if they are
heading towards dangerous waters. This particular
lighthouse light flashes every five seconds, day
and night. While serving as a lighthouse keeper,
I noticed the flashing light became more visible
and brilliant as each night grew darker. When foul
weather blankets the area, a foghorn blasts every
two minutes, an audible sound warning those at sea
of immediate danger.
The lighthouse is a universal symbol of hope and
faith. We are called to be both keepers and senders
of the light. We must always remember that there
are many pilgrims locally and globally searching
for sustaining, meaningful, life-giving, healing,
and loving God-light. Many a sailor lost at sea
has been brought home into safe harbor through the
glimmer of a faint light in the distance.
Share your God-light generously. By doing so, you
will rediscover your passion and purpose in living.
O Holy Light, shine brightly in our darkness and
guide our way with wisdom. O Light Divine, teach
us how to journey in Your light. Amen.
Grace and peace,
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