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…

Wednesday, March 28

Wednesday, March 28


Jesus said to those Jews who believed in him,
“If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples.
(from John 8:31-42)


If you remain in my word…What an interesting word, remain! 

Do we remain in Jesus’ words or do we visit them, walk in and out of them, try them on, some seasons we wear them and then find them too challenging and let them go?

How many other words compete with the words of Jesus?  Words from songs, ads, billboards and what are their underlying messages?  “You owe it to yourself.”  “You are number one.”  You’ve worked hard.”

“Buy this product.”