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…

Friday, April 6

Good Friday

“Good” Friday we name today but “good” for whom?  We all fear and shun suffering—yet alone the anguish and suffering that comes from unfair and unjust things in life.

“Good” for Jesus?  Certainly not from any human point of view!  That Jesus was able to align his human will to the will of the Father whom He had experienced as loving “good” in order to embrace the Father’s plan.

“Good” for us?  Absolutely!  Jesus showed us and enabled us to find the way to freedom, the way out of the rebellion, of choosing our will over that of the Father.

And by His death and Resurrection, Jesus overcame death and showed us that death is not an end but a passage to the fullness of life with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

May we realize in a deeper way today how “good” this Friday is for us!