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…

Thursday, May 10

Thursday, Fifth Week of Easter

As the Father loves me, so I also love you.
Remain in my love.
(from John 15:9-11)

These words of Jesus to his disciples are awe-inspiring!  With the same love with which the Father loves him, He loves us!  Can our hearts and minds ever begin to grasp the magnitude of that love?  Not with our human understanding—but the Spirit helps us the catch a glimmer of it.

Today take a few moments to ponder the treasure that you are a beloved child of God.