Lectio Lights from the Monastery

Reflections for the Day

Lights from Our Lectio:
The Gospel applied using the Prism of the Rule of St. Benedict

I am the light of the world (John 8:12).  The Gospel captures the light of Christ so that we might meet Him and see ourselves and our world through the light of His love and being.

St. Benedict applies the Gospel to daily living; through the prism of his Rule, separating the light of Christ into “various colors” as through a prism, allowing us to experience the light of Christ in various, pragmatic ways. 

May you find the light of Christ further refracted through our prayer and lectio, enlightening your mind and warming for your heart.

Reflection for day listed here below…

Monday, April 23

Monday, Third Week of Easter


Do not work for food that perishes
but for the food that endures for eternal life,
which the Son of Man will give you

(from John 6:22-29)


We work hard for our daily bread – and we should.  But do we think about eternal life: the life that death opens up to us?  Most people plan ahead for retirement, to prepare that nest egg.  What are we going to do once we “pass” from this earthly existence.  For students, “pass” connotes finishing one level and going to the next.

What we think of the next level helps us plan our “curriculum” now—much as plan courses to get to the ncxt level.

Lord, help me to plan ahead for everlasting life with you.