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, May 11

Friday, Fifth Week of Easter


I have called you friends,
because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father…

(from John 15:12-17)


I have called you friends.  Wow!  These words of Jesus are not only for his apostles and disciples, they are for us.  In taking on our humanity, Jesus showed how much we are loved by God.  And it’s a personal relationship God desires with us. 

How is your relationship with God?  Is it one of duty, i.e. going to Mass on Sunday and saying morning and night prayers because that’s what I’m supposed to do?  Or, is it a vibrant relationship?  Jesus wants to enter our lives.  We just need to open the door of our hearts and let Him in. 

Have you opened your door to Him?