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 15

Thurssday, Third Week of Lent


Faithfulness has disappeared;
the word itself is banished from their speech.

(from Jeremiah 7:23-28)


The above quote sounds like a contemporary comment on our times!  That is why believers who really believe and try to live it can make such a difference.  Perhaps we notice the little white Christmas lights in the summer that some people outline the windows of their business with or several trees outside.  But in the long hours of darkness that surround Christmas, they really show up and add joy and sparkle.

As our world becomes less Christian we have a greater chance to show off our light.  The Christophers were right:  it is far better to light one candle in the darkness than to curse or lament the darkness.