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 14

Wednesday, Third Week of Lent


However, take care and be earnestly on your guard
not to forget the things which your own eyes have seen,
nor let them slip from your memory as long as you live,
but teach them to your children and to your children’s children.”
(from Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9)


What would Moses expect us to remember what things our eyes have seen so they would not slip from our memory so that we might teach them to our children and to their children?

Moses bragged about the law that it was such a “wise” document that no other lands had such a great document and if the people would just follow them other nations would be astonished about how good and how wise these Jewish people were.

Do we find the wisdom in the Ten Commandments, ways to make us free and happy that than God being a “spoil sport”?  Have we gone into the heart of what they are to accomplish in us, how do they change our hearts and our behavior from the inside out that we want to share the “Good News” that God does know what He does with us and to us?