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…

2013 August 26 - Monday, 21st Week in Ordinary Time

We give thanks to God always for all of you, remembering you in our prayers, unceasingly calling to mind your work of faith and labor of love and endurance in hope of our Lord Jesus Christ… (1 Thes 1:1-5, 8b-10)

What a mouthful!  Faith, hope and love, these three words pop up often in St. Paul’s writings and for good reason.  Upon this foundation in Christ, St. Paul helped the early Church grow in their relationship with God, turning aside from idols and false gods, to follow the Lord Jesus Christ, crucified, died and risen—the true Son of God from before the beginning of time.

How about us today?  How well is our foundation founded on faith, hope and love?  Take a few moments pondering this today.