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…

Tuesday, May 22

Tuesday, Seventh Week of Easter

Blessed day by day be the Lord,
who bears our burdens;
God, who is our salvation.

(from Psalm 68)

We don’t have a God who is indifferent to our needs, infirmities and burdens.  We have a very personal God.  One who loved us so much, that He sent his only begotten Son to share in our humanity, to take our sins upon Himself, and to suffer a cruel and henious death so that we could be one with Him again. 

Such is the love God has for us.  All too often it seems that we forget, until a crisis in our lives brings into focus just how much we need and rely on God for our very being, our salvation.

Lord, help us to be grateful, and to remember to help to bear the burdents of our brothers and sisters in Christ.  Help us to recall that You didn’t put us here to be indifferent to the needs of those around us, but to help and support one another—just and you help and support us.  Amen.