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…

Sunday, April 22

Third Sunday of Easter

But they were startled and terrified
and thought that they were seeing a ghost.

(from Luke 24:35-48)

And how would our reaction have been different?  After all, Jesus had died and even though He had said He would rise again, no one else had done it.

Yes, He had raised others but they had been resuscitated—like people whose hearts have stopped and they are brought back to life.

But none of those are talked about as having walked and explained Scriptures etc. and then showed up in the middle of a room through a locked door.

On the other hand to reassure them that they were not seeing a ghost, he asked for something to eat.  He also showed them His hands and feet that had the nail prints and the spear caused opening in His side.

Lord, come through the locked doors of the limits we put on your grace, your love and your mercy in our lives.