We read a short passage more than once. “Mother-Father God” is spoken as some of the first couple words for a meditation. It’s hard to believe this is the same Peter we read about earlier in the gospels. Prayer & Lectio Divina; Bible Reading & Study; Holidays and Holy Days; Discipleship; Women of the Bible; Resources. At least not the word that Jesus uses. - ¿Dónde vives? We slow down. Lectio Divina may involve discussing the implications of the Word of God for daily life but it cannot be reduced to this. Speaking Topics; Schedule; Testimonials; Reviews & Interviews; Past Events; Contact; THE POWER OF LOVE TO HEAL: John 21:15-19. Fifth Sunday Eastertime. How will Jesus reply? I just taught my college kids about this! I am so glad you shared this, Sarah. The Spirit of Truth. Agape will come. This disclosure is intended to comply with the US Federal Trade Commission Rules on marketing and advertising, as well as any other legal requirements which may apply. I could deal with the choppy/jerky reading style but the bells have to go. May 18, 2018 By Sarah Christmyer 2 Comments. He can’t even bring himself to say the “L” word, love. This is a new practice for me and I have found it interesting and enjoy discovering what God has to say to me through the listening at scripture repetitively. Lectio Divina, or Divine Reading, is a traditional monastic practice for experiencing scripture as a "Living Word" to connect with and deepen our relationship with the Divine.The process contains four stages - Read, Reflect, Respond, and Rest. To refer to the Father as the Mother gives a sense of uselessness to Our Blessed Mother Mary, and is a pitiful attempt to somehow merge the father and motherhood figure in society as interchangeable. “Come Into the Word” draws people into the Bible and encourages and equips them to explore it on their own. Copyright © 2020 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. If you remember, they last spoke when Jesus said (rightly) that Peter would deny him. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. If Lectio Divina is used for group prayer, obviously more structure is needed than for individual use. It is a way of praying the scriptures that leads us deeper into God’s word. It dates back to the early centuries of the Christian Church and was established as a monastic practice by Benedict in the 6th century. There is a short period of silence after each stage to facilitate integration of the experience.Fred Haas is an energy facilitator, intuitive, and a recovery life coach. We engage in affiliate marketing whereby we receive funds through clicks to our affiliate program through this website. He doesn’t reject Peter for not being like him now, he calls him to follow. If that isn’t agape love, I don’t know what is! Disgraceful. New Release; Books & Journals; Bible Studies ; How-tos & Reading Plans; Speaking. Matthew 28: 16-20. It’s YOU who taught me this! Such a powerful translation! Sign up to receive new posts and news via email. John 14: 1-12. There is a short period of silence after each stage to facilitate integration of the experienceThe daily gospel reading from the Lectionary is used for the daily reading. They make it too difficult to have my heart and mind enter the process. Ascension of the Lord . Anguish has replaced bravado. The process contains four stages - Read, Reflect, Respond, and Rest. In group prayer, much will depend on the type of group. Come Into The Word with Sarah Christmyer | Bible Study | Lectio Divina | Journals | Retreat, May 18, 2018 By Sarah Christmyer 2 Comments. Copyright © 2020 Come into the Word with Sarah Christmyer | Site designed by Cynthia Oswald. There is a short period of silence after each stage to… Receive the Spirit. Her love of Scripture fuels her writing of Bible studies and related books; her teaching of Philadelphia seminarians; her speaking at conferences and retreats; and writing for blogs such as this one. Now Jesus flat out asks him, “do you love me?” And Peter, knowing Jesus knows, is miserable. Jesus asks if Peter agapes him: does he have total, faithful, to-the-end love for the Lord? The following pages represent a product or sampling of this ancient exercise practiced not just in monastic communities but in more recent years has gained acceptance by a growing number of laypersons Ascension of the Lord. Lectio Divina, or Divine Reading, is a traditional monastic practice for experiencing scripture as a "Living Word" to connect with and deepen our relationship with the Divine. (Add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book to make sure mail arrives in your inbox! Required fields are marked *. He doesn’t demote him from “rock” and head of his church, he re-emphasizes his task. Lectio Divina por Grégory Cherisme de Haiti «Le Christ a pris nos souffrances, il a porté nos maladies» Invocation à l’Esprit Saint / Invocacion al Espiritu Santo* Ô Saint-Esprit, divin Esprit de lumière et d’amour, je Te consacre mon intelligence, mon cœur et ma volonté, tout mon être, pour le temps et pour l’éternité. “The Bible isn’t just a book about God or instructions for a good life; it’s a place to meet God and be changed by him,” she says. Lectio Hovedmenu Elever; Dagsændringer; Ugeændringer; Månedskalender; Elev; Lærer; Klasse; Lokale; Ressource After Peter twice meets Jesus’s agape with phileo, Jesus changes his question: Jesus is meeting Peter where he is. “Feed my sheep.” Do what I appointed you to do. To become like him. I am not concerned that this speaker is heretical and must be corrected. Lectio Divina 1 1. Let’s start with phileo. Do not keep making this “mistake.” God is a Spirit, yes, but though Attribution, which Jesus showed us continuously through the gospels, we can be assured that any of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, the Three Persons in One God, the Holy Trinity, are not, never have been, and never will be referred to as Mother, by the Church. Sixth Sunday Eastertime. Lectio Divina with Cardinal Thomas Collins - Archdiocese of Toronto. The Way, the Truth and the Life. Seven times the word “love” appears in English in this passage, but in the Greek there’s a difference. Energized by Jesus’s forgiving love, filled with the Holy Spirit, Peter’s turning back will become a strong and steady charging forward. I wish the reference for the scripture was noted in the episode notes so that I could use that for further reflection. Your email address will not be published. You can’t quite get to agape? But his past actions show he lacks agape, as he is painfully aware. Christians have always seen a scriptural invitation to lectio divina in the example of the Virgin Mary “pondering in her heart” what she saw and heard of Christ (Luke 2:19). Any relationship we might have had was broken. I think of that as I read of Peter’s post-resurrection encounter with Jesus in John 21:15-19. Let us offer the crumbs of poor love that we have and ask that in his hands, they be multiplied and turned into true agape of God and neighbor. I love lectio Divina, but the bells and the jerky nature of his reading makes this too distracting. Vengan y vean Vieron… y se quedaron con Él Hemos encontrado al Mesías 2. Nowhere in the Bible is there Any reference to “Mother” God, or “Mother Father” God. I expect he wants to love more. The balm of forgiveness and the help of the Holy Spirit were needed to heal. We know as Catholics and we believe, as we profess in the Apostles Creed: I believe in GOD THE FATHER ALMIGHTY..” Our Lady is our Blessed MOTHER, it is So Severely Wrong and Embarrassing that a Catholic would come forward and say something like this.. Jesus specifically spoke of His FATHER who sent Him. Reflections on the writings of Gregory of Nyssa, A Particular Difficulty Relating to God.pdf, List of References to Angels in the New Testament.pdf, More Reflections on Mechanical Existence.pdf, Notations on Epistle to Ephesians by St Paul 1.pdf, Notations on Epistle to Ephesians by St Paul 2.pdf, Notations on First and Second Thessalonians.pdf, Notations on the First Leter of Peter.pdf, Notations on the Second Letter of Peter.pdf, References to the Name Christ in the Epistles of St. Paul.pdf, Sciptural References in St Matthews Gospel and Acts of the Apostles and Supplement 1.pdf, Sciptural References in St Matthews Gospel and Acts of the Apostles and Supplement 2.pdf. The movement of the prayer is towards silence. Thank you for these beautiful insights; much needed when we lament our not-enoughness and must lean into God’s generous mercy ❤. It really is quite beautiful. Lectio Divina is a contemplative way of reading the Bible. Fourth Sunday Eastertime. It was not intentional (I did not know she thought I had her child) so strictly speaking it was not a betrayal, but that is how she felt. Lectio Divina is the classical monastic practice of the prayerful reading of the Bible. ), HAVE FAITH IN THE FIRE: Take a Lesson from Job, THE POWER OF PERSISTENT PRAYER: ST. MONICA, Speaking of Scripture (Mary Healy, Daniel Keating, Peter Williamson, et al). Your email address will not be published. This same kind of forgiveness and power is available to us: in our attempts to follow Jesus and also in our attempts to love others. Get that straight and keep it that way as the Church Fathers have decided and the Pope has Infallibly stamped. “Peter is grieved” at the change, and throws himself on the Lord’s mercy: “you know everything; you know that I phileo you.” And surprisingly, Jesus doesn’t seem to mind. John 14: 15-21. How sly Satan. And all Peter can reply is “you know I phileo you.” He has brotherly love. As he follows Jesus with the love that he has, that love will grow. La alegría de ser discípulo Mirada a la realidad Encuentro con Cristo Comunidad Eclesial Misión Eclesial ¿Qué Buscan? Agape love, the kind demonstrated by Christ on the cross, is something that grows. The practice of Lectio Divina an ancient prayer practice which originated in the early Church among Christians who wished to ... 19-23. He is passionate about connecting to the source of our true selves, and living consciously. We savour it. Lectio Divina, or Divine Reading, is a traditional monastic practice for experiencing scripture as a "Living Word" to connect with and deepen our relationship with the Divine.The process contains four stages - Read, Reflect, Respond, and Rest. Years ago, I betrayed the trust of another mom who thought I was watching her child. Then he alludes to the death that Peter will die: he may have shrunk back in fear when crucifixion loomed, but Peter will die a martyr for Christ. We chew it over slowly and carefully. “Follow me,” Jesus adds. Sarah Christmyer writes and speaks about Scripture and the Catholic faith with the goal of helping people meet Jesus in his Word.