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 September 6 - 22nd Week in Ordinary Time


Jesus’ comment about no one who has been drinking old wind desires new, for he says, ‘The old is good.” (Lk 5:33-39) was not referring to the taste of the wine.  Looking deeper, it could be construed that what Jesus was actually referring to was that we don’t like to change.  The old is comfortable, known.  It doesn’t challenge us to move into uncharted territory. 

Yet, that is exactly what growth is about—moving into the unknown.  Or it could be said of allowing grace to function. 

Where are you:  enjoying the new wine?  or clinging to the old?