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…

Saturday, May 5

Saturday, Fourth Week of Easter


It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you first,
but since you reject it
and condemn yourselves as unworthy of eternal life,
we now turn to the Gentiles.

(from Acts 13:44-52)


So many of us fall into the category of “God has spoken to us first” category for we were baptized as infants and grew up “knowing the faith”—or did we?

As we grew up did our knowledge of and love for Jesus and His church increase or is there a disconnect between our knowledge as adults of many things but our knowledge of the faith is still as a child.

We do not want to be in the position of God speaking His word to others for we are unreceptive and unresponsive.