Lectio Divina

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, March 24, 2019
Jesus listens to some people telling him about bad things that happened to others. They might be feeling a bit smug, assuming that those Galileans and the people of Siloam somehow deserved what happened to them. Jesus warns them – and us – about becoming so complacent and comfortable in our relationship with God that we stop growing in love with him. Lent is a call to continuing conversion of our hearts. Are you “bearing fruit?”

Reflection Question for Sunday, March 17, 2019
The Church always offers the Transfiguration to ponder on the Second Sunday of Lent. Luke is the only one who wants to make sure that we don’t miss the connection between Moses and Jesus. What “Exodus” will Jesus accomplish in Jerusalem? Think about it! Pray about it!

Reflection Question for Sunday, March 10, 2019
Jesus understands what it is like to be tempted: remember, he is like us in everything (but sin). The enticements that the devil presented were attractive, but Jesus never gave in, never took the easy way out, and never wavered in his total trust of the Father. What tries to lure you away from the Lord?

Reflection Question for Sunday, March 3, 2019
“Like the blind leading the blind” has become an expression even in our secular culture. But here it is: Jesus said it first. Perhaps among the worst things we can say about a person is that they are a hypocrite or are two-faced. Yet how many times do I find fault with someone and ignore the fact that I might be doing the same sort of thing myself?