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 3 - Gregory the Great

Pope, Religious, Doctor of the Church

“I know who you are—the Holy One of God!”  Wow!  What a witness—and that from a man with an unclean spirit.  Yes, Jesus’ words were powerful, today’s Gospel by St. Luke (4:31-37) tells us that the people were astonished at his teaching because he spoke with authority.  This, I believe, means that He truly believed what he said and his words rang with that belief, in simple language:  He spoke from his heart.

Even today, we are drawn to those who speak from their heart with passion.  It just really seems to come across that they truly believe what they are saying, and not just giving a sound byte. 

What about us, do we truly believe what we say about Jesus and his place in our hearts?  Or do we pay lip service?  In these last months of the Year of Faith, pause from time to time and ask yourself, “How well is my life a reflection of God’s place in my heart?”