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…

Friday, June 1

Justin, Martyr

Above all, let your love for one another be intense,
because love covers a multitude of sins.

(1 Peter 4:7-13)

In today’s first reading, St. Peter is not talking about carnal love, but that deeper love that springs forth and is referred also to as Christian charity—the theological concept of unlimited love and kindness.  When we don’t take care of our spiritual life, it is difficult, if not impossible, to practice this love to all those we encounter in our day-to-day lives. 

Taking care of our spiritual life means developing and maintaining a vibrant prayer life, an interior conversation with God throughout the day.  Sharing the joys, the surprises, the upsets, the disappointments.  Christ truly wants to know about everything that’s going on in our lives.  There was a short story that we received over the internet that talked about a man who spent his short lunch time just checking in with God.  That’s what we’re invited to do as well.

Have you checked in with God today?