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 08 19 - Monday 20th Week in OT

20th Week in Ordinary Time

“Teacher, what good must I do to gain eternal life?” (Mt. 19:16-22)

Sometimes we are so busy “doing things” to gain eternal life, that we can miss that the kingdom of heaven is already at hand.  Yes, we all long one day to enter into the heavenly banquet but each day at Holy Mass we are invited to receive Jesus’ Body and Blood at the Eucharistic table.  We have a foretaste, so to speak, of what that heavenly banquet will be like.

Yes, there are things we need to do along the journey of life to grow in our life of faith; receiving the Eucharist is what gives us strength to accomplish the journey.  Jesus doesn’t expect us to do this on our own, He knows that we need His help and is ever ready to help us up when we stumble and fall.

That’s what life is about in a lot of ways, stumbling, fall and having the courage to rise again and begin on our way yet again.

when we stumble and fall today,
may we reach out and grasp Your hand
so that we may rise strengthen by You
and so be able to begin our journey again.