Lectio Divina in a New Kind of Christian
- Hi all,
In our church's Saturday evening gathering I used some of the thoughts
from pages 57-58 of the book where Neo and Dan are talking about how
to approach Scripture. The thoughts on shifting from reading Scripture
to being read by Scripture, from questioning it to letting it question
us, from coming to it like a scientist to coming to it like a boy with
a crush, and from being a detective to being a patient.....profound
I also appreciate where the discussion end ups with Neo referencing
the "Catholic" approach of Lectio Divina (holy reading). I've done
several retreats over the past few years at a Benedictine monastery
where this is routinely practiced and has been for 1500 years by
Benedictines all over the world. This is definitely one practice
prtestants and evangelicals need to "re-discover."
Last night I taught on making the transition from dissecting Scripture
to "being under it's spell." Then together we practiced Lectio Divina
(about a hundred of us). I found a lot of useful articles and
resources at the site http://www.lectiodivina.org
Anybody else resonate with these concepts (p. 57-58)? Anybody trying
to practice Lectio?
- There has recently been much emphasis at my church on spiritual
disciplines, including Lectio. They've also introduced it here at
the seminary. I have really found myself getting into this stuff.
Ever since we did the Lectio corporately at my community group at
church, I've found myself using it at home at least a couple times a
week. It's a powerful way to pray! The words seem to sink right
down into my soul when I do this. Many times if I just read my
Bible, I end up skimming or not getting much out of it. But, doing
the Lectio divina helps me focus some how. Rather than me coming at
Scripture, the Scripture seems to come at me.
> Anybody else resonate with these concepts (p. 57-58)? Anybody
> to practice Lectio?