lectio divina

Parable of the Weeds and Jesus’ answer why God allows suffering, exploitation, war – Matthew 13:24-43 Commentary

1. Introductory prayer Our God is a loving God who ensures that from a small seed a mighty tree grows, a little yeast overgrows everything – and all this at the right time. I beg you, my God, for patience and trust that I witness the growth from small to great, although in between it seems, as if bad will overgrown the good. 2. Reading – Listening: The Gospel according to Matthew 13:24-43 The Parable… Continue Reading

How to do Lectio Divina and What are the steps of Lectio Divina with examples

Lectio Divina What is Lectio Divina? The ancient practice of Lectio Divina literally means “divine reading” and is a method of prayer, study, and meditation fundamental to Benedictine life since the 6th century. Traditionally practiced individually and privately, the Lectio Divina approaches the study and prayer of scripture as something to be calmly and carefully absorbed and understood. The ultimate goal to this spiritual technique is to spend some time, physically and mentally, with God… Continue Reading