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 5 - 22nd Week in Ordinary Time


“Do not be afraid…”  These words spoken to St. Peter by Jesus after the miraculous catch of fish could just as easily be spoken to us in times of trial. 

As children, our fears are usually related to such things as the dark, strangers, or the monster lurking under our bed.  As we grow older, the fears are sometimes larger than life such as unemployment, infertility, or not being loved.

Faith changes fears into opportunities of trust in God’s abiding goodness in our lives.  Today, take a few moments and allow those few words of Jesus, “Do not be afraid…” to resonate in your heart and allow Him to calm your fears and strengthen your faith and trust in Him.