What is Lectio Divina? While reading sacred scripture, read the words with a love and sense of discovery until something seems to strike home. Sit with the passage as one would with a good friend- not just thinking or analyzing, but instead remaining in a quiet, listening spirit, so the word can nurture and challenge you.
Call to Prayer “Let us take a moment in the midst of all our activity to prepare ourselves for prayer.”
The Word of God Choose one of next Sunday’s readings. One person reads the scripture aloud as others are attentive to a word, phrase, or theme that is meaningful to them. Allow for a minute of silent reflection. Have another person read the same scripture a second time. Excerpts from SNOW FALLING ON SNOW Copyright 2001 by Robert J. Wicks Used with permission of Paulist Press www.paulistpress.com
Faith Sharing Begin with an open ended question such as “What strikes you from this reading?” and/or you can use the “Reflection Question” found on our website or bulletin. Allow time for reflection & sharing.
Closing Prayer At the end of the faith sharing, invite participants to pray aloud for any particular petitions or praises they may have. Feel free to close with: The Lord’s Prayer or Spontaneous prayers or a faith-based song.
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Reflection Question for Sunday, June 2, 2019
So where did he “go?” Eternal life has no up-down-here-there-now-then. Just IS. If Jesus had really gone away, the disciples would hardly have returned to Jerusalem with great joy, would they? Jesus is closer to us now than he was to those who walked the roads of Galilee with him. That’s the promise of the Father: the Spirit dwelling within us. You are a witness.
Reflection Question for Sunday, May 26, 2019
Ever worry that you will forget something? Maybe to remember to pass on a kind word, or to call someone to cheer them up. Maybe something you heard during a homily, or an insight into Scripture you had one day that you wanted to share with someone. The Holy Spirit will help you remember: just ask!
Reflection Question for Sunday, May 19, 2019
What kind of Love is Jesus talking about? Not sentimental, chocolates-and-red-velvet-hearts-warm-fuzzy love, but a self-emptying love that welcomes another in and gives them space to grow. Love is not an emotion, but an act of the will. The next time you have a chance to show another person hospitality, to be attentive to another’s needs, think LOVE. It’s that simple. It’s that hard.
Reflection Question for Sunday, May 12, 2019
A very short Gospel this week, with few words but endless meaning. Jesus promises that no one can take us from the God who loves us, the God who knows us. Jesus and the Father are One. Ever feel lost? Don’t be afraid: He will never let go of your hand.