Any person who prays is qualified to write these daily Food for Faith reflections. Sure it takes a bit of discipline to gather some thoughts and put these reflections into text on this page, but all credit is due to God and to the many people who live in relationship with Jesus and who share the fruits of their prayer with me.
The aim of these daily reflections is not simply that readers are simply inspired by the thoughts that I share and the comments of others. My goal is that every reader is inspired to turn to the source of all inspiration for themselves, the source being Jesus Christ.
The method of prayer I use to prepare the reflections on the scriptures of the day is a form of what is known in the Christian tradition as Lectio Divina. Don’t be intimidated by the Latin, it simply means ‘divine reading’ and is a great way of allowing the words on the pages of the scriptures to take root in us, feeding our faith and transforming our lives enabling us to grow in relationship with Jesus Christ.
In this week we call Holy, it is helpful to use the scriptures of the day as journey in which while we seek to share in Christ’s suffering, we discover that Christ is sharing our suffering.
I invite you to join with me in praying with the gospels of each day of this Holy Week using a form of Lectio.
A common form of Lectio Divina has several stages:
Lectio – prayerfully reading the chosen passage
Meditatio – meditating on the reading
Oratio – speaking to Jesus and listening for Jesus speaking to us
Contemplatio – moving deeper than the spoken words and knowing the presence and action of Jesus with us.
Actio – letting Jesus reveal a practical way for us to act in the day or two ahead
So FFF readers, today’s work is God’s work directly with you…