Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of February 28, 2010
- Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of February 28, 2010
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.
Thank you for forwarding this to your friends.
Forgotten feelings, memories, and unresolved issues
"Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the
end of the earth I call to you, when my heart is
faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I."
Many writers like you and I have journaled their
dreams to find added meaning during our waking hours.
In recording the most mundane events in our lives,
we may be deeply touched in our spirits. Daily
reading of newspapers, magazines, and books might
catch our attention and spirit. Conversations among
friends, strangers, business colleagues, and family
may spark a journal entry. Ordinary conversations
may suddenly not seem so ordinary.
Journal writing may often bring up forgotten feelings,
memories, and unresolved issues. Rather than be
frightened, use these for reclaiming and working
for your inner wellness. Sometimes deep feelings
and emotions may rise to the surface and surprise
us with their intensity.
When we are in distress, sickness, adversity,
betrayal, abandonment, brokenness, guilt, or
experiencing slander, false accusation, persecution,
and oppression, we have feelings that affect our
inner wholeness and wellness. The silence,
stillness, and rest a journal provides may be
healing for some seekers.
Life is full of emotional and physical suffering.
Many prayer books in different traditions are wet
with tears as people struggle with mistakes,
disappointments, heartaches, and feelings of
revenge, injustice, and complaint.
Be honest with yourself in your journal about your
feelings. Pour your emotions out on paper. Do not
let them cause bitterness or unresolved pain.
Journal writing can be enormously healing.
Perhaps a counselor or therapist would be helpful
in resolving painful memories. Seek your wholeness
with all your heart. God will honor your journey.
God, hear my cry today and honor my feelings.
Grace and peace,
Chi Rho Press
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