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…

Tuesday, April 17

Tuesday, Second Week of Easter

With great power the Apostles bore witness
to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus,
and great favor was accorded them all.

(from Acts 4:32-37)

The story of Jesus’ Passion, Death and Resurrection has been around for 2,000 years so it is hard for me to confront and appreciate the radical newness of the Resurrection and its effect on people.

We know religious communities where people live in common, have no goods of their own etc. based on these first Christian communities but these people responded from their hearts at their reaction to hearing the Gospel and wanting to live it.

Lord, help us to hear your words afresh and to respond to your love from the deeper recesses of our hearts.