Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of March 4, 2012
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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Blessed rest with Jesus
"Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying
heavy burdens, and I will give you rest "
Certainly Jesus understands our needs for rest. He
invites all of us to enter his rest through some of
the most cherished words in the Scriptures. A
spiritually empowering meditation can be experienced
through the ancient, cherished practice called lectio
divina. Lectio, as it is more commonly called, is a
simple form of holy reading. Sacred words are slowly
read with pauses of silence. Read these words again
and again until a word or phrase lingers in your heart.
Simply breathe with it and let it become the prayer of
your heart. "Come to me, all you that are weary and
are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest"
(Matthew 11:28, NRSV).
Are you feeling tired today? Is there some inner burden
that is exhausting you? Can you share that sense of
burden with God? Consider writing down your feelings
and whatever comes to mind in the silence. List your
heavy loads and concerns. Ask God for rest and
strength for the day.
God, help us come into your blessed rest. Carry our
burdens today. Amen.
Grace and peace,
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