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…

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wednesday, 27th Week of Ordinary Time

You have received a spirit of adoption as sons
through which we cry:  Abba!  Father!

(Romans 8:15bc)

What love the Lord has shown us!  We, weak mortal beings, prone to sin and forgetful of God’s commands, are adopted as sons and daughters of God.  Those who have adopted a child or have been the child adopted have a better understanding of this text. 

We have grown in the heart of God—not because of any merit of our own, but because of the munificence of His Love.  In our limited human understanding, we cannot begin to comprehend the magnitude of this love.  We know our own fickleness.  We know how we can run hot and cold with our emotions.  We cannot entirely comprehend why or how God does this, but in faith we believe it to be true.

Today, take a few moments pondering this great gift of love the Lord bestows on you, and thank and praise him for the love and mercy He pours out upon you.