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 03 - BMV on Saturday

Saturday, 17th Week in Ordinary Time

Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday

The mother portrayed in today’s Gospel text according to St. Matthew (14:1-12) is nothing like our gentle and loving Blessed Mother.  Herodias was angry and resentful of John the Baptist because he spoke the truth about the sinfulness of her union with her brother-in-law.  Herodias liked the prominent position she because of Herod’s rank, and John was an obstacle—especially since Herod was unwilling to take action to silence him forever because he feared the people.

We all know only too well the famous line, Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist

May we learn to be more like Jesus’ mother, Mary, who uttered that fiat!, that be it done unto me, that Jesus so desires of all of us.  And may Mary, our mother, intercede for us now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.