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 10 - Lawrence

Lawrence
Deacon and Martyr

”...unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit…”  These words from today’s Gospel according to St. John (12:24-26) aptly describe the saint whose feast we celebrate today.  His courage and sense of humor during his execution are amazing. 

The Magnificat antiphon describes Lawrence well:  While being burned on the grate, blessed Lawrence said to that most cruel tyrant:  I am now roasted, turn and eat; but the riches of the Church, which you seek, the hands of the poor have carried away to the treasury of heaven.  May we have that same courage to profess our faith in Christ when it’s not convenient, when we’d rather be an anonymous Catholic, when our beliefs and morals go against what is the current “status quo”. 

St. Lawrence, intercede for us!