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…

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thursday, 27th Week in Ordinary Time

And I tell you, ask and you will receive;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks, receives;
and the one who seeks, finds;
and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

(from the Gospel of Luke)


What a wonderful Gospel passage to begin the Year of Faith declared by Our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI!  Asking, seeking, knocking—all three declare an active role by us in growing into an ever deepening relationship with the Lord.  That’s what some of us fail to recognize:  we need to be the one active in seeking a relationship with the Lord. 

True, the Lord is ever present, but we need to be willing and open developing that relationship.  Just as in friendship or marriage, it takes two. 

Today spend some time in dialog with the Lord.  He is always waiting, ever ready to help us, always loving us regardless of our attentiveness to Him.