An introduction to Lectio Divina for the upcoming season of Advent. Together we will Read, Recognize, Respond, Rest-in and Reflect on the Living Word:
Read slowly, carefully, and deliberately. The most important question in reading the Bible stories is not “Is it true” but rather “What does it mean?”
Through Meditation we enter into the text and discover that it has been fulfilled in our own life-experience. In Lectio Meditation, the mind is active – particularly the imagination through making connection with memories – but also feeling, emotions and intuitions (our families, neighbourhood, parish, country and world).
Thanksgiving, Repentance, Petition and Contemplation. Like children who have played and worked all day in the knowledge of the presence of a loving parent, we are now ready and content to be picked up and held by the parent and to rest in his/her loving embrace. Compare a comtemplative moment to this experience of becoming captivated and absorbed in the beauty of the setting sun in whose light and warmth we have moved all day.