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…

Sunday, March 25

Fifth Sunday of Lent


The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.
Amen, amen, I say to you,
unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies.

And when I am lifted up from the earth,
I will draw everyone to myself.

(from John 12:20-33)


Both of these quotes from the Gospel of John tell about Jesus’ glory.  The first continues that a seed has to die to bring forth fruit and the second says that when He is lifted up (referring to His crucifixion) that He will draw all things to Himself.  In the world’s sense, glory means adulation, parades, interviews, the Top Ten, tabloids, high profile TV spots, fanfare.  How incredibly different is Jesus’ glory!

As the seed that died, He does bring forth incredible fruit, including us, and from His cross, He has restored the relationship between God and man.

How awesome!