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…

Monday, October 8

Monday, 27th Week in Ordinary Time

I give you a new commandment:
love one another as I have loved you.

John 13:34


Love.  That word appears in today’s Gospel verse as well.  It’s a call to a higher love—a divine love.  We are called to love as God has first loved us.  It’s an awesome thing to ponder.  It was Love that was the impetus for our creation.  It was love that provided for the Israelites while they wondered 40 years in the desert after they left Egypt before entering the promised land.  It was love that sent the prophets and the judges to help the people in their journey with the Lord.  It was love that brought about the Incaration.  It was love that endured the crucifixion.  It was love that died for our redemption. 

Today, take a moment to ponder that unmeasurable Love of God for you and give Him thanks and praise!