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, April 26

Thursday, Third Week of Easter


“Get up and head south on the road…from Jerusalem to Gaza.”  (from Acts 8:26-40


Divine Providence:  when God chooses to act anonymously. 

Our first response is “Why?”  How could Philip have guessed that he was to encounter an Ethiopian eunuch of the court of the Candace on his way back from worshipping in Jerusalem?

Unknown to himself, Philip was the instrument chosen by God to lead this eunuch to belief in Jesus and the one to baptize him/

How often have we been amazed at the timing of “being in the right place at the right time!”  We marvel that the “right” person crosses our path, that a particular article catches our eye, that a phrase from Scripture touches our heart.  God’s Providence is always at work in and through us.