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 24 - St. Bartholomew


“Can anything good come from Nazareth?” (John 1:45-51)  Nathanael wasn’t putting Jesus down in this statement; unfortunately in those days folks from Nazareth weren’t held in high esteem.  But in the course of the short interchange between Jesus and Nathanael, Nathanael came to believe in Jesus:  Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.”  Obviously these are not merely words of flattery.

What about us today, can we say with the assurance of Nathanael, our belief in who Jesus is in our lives?  Take a few moments to reflect on this.