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…

Tuesday, October 9

Tuesday, 27th Week in Ordinary Time

O Lord, you have probed me and you know me;
you know when I sit and when I stand;
you understand my thoughts from afar.
My journeys and my rest you scrutinize,
with all my ways you are familiar.

(from Ps. 139)


It’s amazing how well the Lord knows each of us—so much better then we typically know ourselves.  For some it may be disconcerting and frightening, but it is awesome to think of how much love the Lord has for each of us individually that He does indeed know and care for each of us—even to knowing (and likely at times overlooking) our quirks, our warts, and yes, even those things that we try not to admit to. 

How well do we know those who are dear to us?  Are we willing to love them as we are loved by the Lord?  It’s not an easy, but definitely what we are called to by our baptism.  Take some time today to ask the Lord to help you to love those people in your life with the same love He has for them.  And more importantly, ask him to help you to love those you have a difficult time loving with the same love as He has for them.