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…

Wednesday, April 18

Wednesday, Second Week of Easter


God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son,
so that everyone who believes in him might not perish
but might have eternal life.

(from John 3:16-21)


The reflection on this passage from the The Word Among Us asks if we think the God of the Old Testament is a vengeful, exacting God and the One of the New Testament, the kind loving God.

It continues that the above quote puts of all that falsehood again to rest.  It is the God of the Old Testament who loved us so much that He sent His only Son.  We have been loved infinitely, uniquely, no matter what.

Lord, help me to seek this love in You and through You and to bask in this love.