“If anyone loves me, he will keep my word,
@@and my Father will love him,
@@@@and we will come to him and make our home with him." John 14:23

 

 

Essence of Lectio Divina II - a way of meeting God today

The most important requirement of lectio divina
is belief that God has spoken through the Bible.
Without this it is impossible to “read God” in lectio divina.

In fact, it also requires another step:
to believe that not only has God spoken,
but that he continues to speak.
In this way, one doesn’t read God’s words
in the same way as one would read the words of any other author.
They aren’t dead words that were said once
and now are read as history.
It is God speaking to us today.

God directs to all readers of scripture
a personal and unique message.
This personal message is contained
in the universal message of the Bible.

To do lectio divina is to read the Bible,
the universal message which is for all people,
and to try to receive it in the heart
as a personal message.

Then, through a reaction of faith, hope and love,
the mystery of God
becomes a moment of revelation to me.

The mystery of God ‘happens’ to me.
What I hear are God’s words to me
in this moment.

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