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…

Thursday, April 19

Thursday, Second Week of Easter


The God of our ancestors raised Jesus,
though you had him killed by hanging him on a tree.
God exalted him at his right hand as leader and savior
to grant Israel repentance and forgiveness of sins.
We are witnesses of these things.

(from Acts 5:27-33)


Peter and the other apostles certainly answered straight and despite threats they would not change the message of the reality of the Resurrection that had changed their lives 180 degrees.

Has the reality of God’s love for us and our experience of Jesus risen and present in our lives changed our lives as it did the apostles?  Do we know that Jesus is our “Good News”, that God has not left us to our own devices, the consequences of our misguided appetites and godless desires?