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…

Thursday, March 29

Thursday, Fifth Week of Lent


He remembers forever his covenant
which he made binding for a thousand generations,
Which he entered into with Abraham
and by his oath to Isaac.

(from Psalm 105:4-5, 6-7, 8-9)


The first reading from the book of Genesis details God’s promise to Abraham and to his descendants more numerous than the stars at night.

These verses from the Responsorial Psalm beautifully summarize God remembering what he has promised to Abraham and has bound Himself to for a thousand generations.  God’s word is good, is gold.  There is no reneging, going back, mis-speaking, misleading or double-dealing.  God has entered fully and knowingly into a contract with His people and the “thousands of generations” include us today.  How blessed we are!