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…

Tuesday, March 27

But with their patience worn out by the journey,
the people complained against God and Moses,
“Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert,
where there is no food or water?

(from Numbers 21:4-9)


We know all too well what it is like to be worn out by the journey, to see the SAME food allotted day by day, the SAME circumstances occur day by day, to seemingly be stuck in the same place day after day.  We do not seem to be nearer to the promised land.

Moses, help us lift up our eyes to the mountains from whence help comes to Me and to us.