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…

Saturday, March 31

Saturday, Fifth Week of Lent


No longer shall they defile themselves with their idols,
their abominations, and all their transgressions.
I will deliver them from all their sins of apostasy,
and cleanse them so that they may be my people
and I may be their God.
(from Ezekiel 31:21-28)


O Lord, we claim this promise just hours before we enter the week we call “holy”.  Please deliver us from our sins of “apostasy”—not the kind that gets formal recognition from the church but the practical kind where we make pragmatic decisions about what suits me better in this situation than what God wills, the delay tactic that says, “Just one more,”  the white lies that we tell ourselves that everyone else does it and God surely couldn’t mind over this little things.

Confront us with your saving love and power, with the glance that melted Peter’s betrayal, with the voice that changed Paul’s heart and life!