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, March 30

Friday, Fifth Week of Lent


The Jews answered him,
“We are not stoning you for a good work but for blasphemy.
You, a man, are making yourself God.”

(from John 10:31-42)


Those of us blessed by always believing and knowing Jesus as the God-Man can hardly imagine the effect that Jesus’ statements had on both Jews and Gentiles.

The Jews knew that He had blasphemed God and therefore they now try to stone Him and later they will successfully crucify Him.  This was a beyond serious charge.

Some of the Gentiles believed that the gods had become man but it was a form of fall, of punishment, not an expression of total self-Gift of the Only One and True God who was three Persons in One to us human beings.

O Lord, open our hearts and minds to this great mystery and give us again the awe and wonder that you loved us so much as to become One with us.