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 22 - The Queenship of Mary


A royal wedding!  Who can imagine that guests invited would not want to attend the feast?  Yet, that’s just the case in today’s parable as recorded in St. Matthew’s Gospel (22:1-14). 

The king, however, was determined to celebrate the wedding feast of his son and sent his servants out to “the main roads and invite to the feast whomever you find.”  It’s not hard to imagine that some of those who came in were not the most desirable of companions, and we see that someone came in not dressed in a wedding garment.  Not getting a response to his question, the king not only has him thrown out, but also has his hands and feet bound before doing so.  Many see it as an allegory of the final judgment.

The question gets to be, are we wearing our wedding garments?  Or are we allowing ourselves go grow slothful and negligent in our relationship with God.  Take a few moments in prayer today and ask the Lord how you are doing; and if you feel that you have drifted from the mark, ask His aid to getting back on target.