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…

Saturday, June 2

Saturday, Eighth Week in Ordinary Time

O God, you are my God whom I seek;
for you my flesh pines and my soul thirsts
like the earth, parched, lifeless and without water.

(from Psalm 63)

The beginning lines of today’s Responsorial Psalm plays out the desire of the human heart for God.  The desire that can only be filled by God, no matter how often or with what we try to satisfy that God-hunger. 

There comes a time when we have to stop and admit that only God can satisfy.  The new car didn’t do it.  The bigger house didn’t do it.  The large bank account didn’t do it.  The fancy vacation at an expensive resort didn’t do it. 

Jesus was trying to get the chief priests, scribes and elders to admit something similiar.  Unfortunately for them, they could make a decision either way about John’s baptism—human or divine.  Fear of the crowds and fear of admitting that it was heavenly. 

The thirst that draws us to God helps us grow—it gives us courage in face of adversity.  It helps draw us into closer union with Him and with our neighbor.  How are you filling your God-hole?