Help is Lectio Divina

Love Matters are wisdom words from Fr. Thomas Keating spoken during the filming of the new series God is Love: The Heart of All Creation. Some are included in the series; others are from footage published here for the first time. A new word will be posted every Monday throughout the year. May they serve to inspire hope and lift your heart.

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Lectio Divina is Lectio Divina if it's only about a single word.  "Help" is Lectio Divina.  We think of Lectio as having a book.  The term "Lectio" needs to be reduced in its importance.  It's the movement into silence of which reading something can be very brief.  It can be a whole pericope, but it's never a lot of reading because then you have too many thoughts.  It's a reading that is becoming focused in moving from its expression into its source which is the mysterious presence of God that is in the depths of our being and waiting to be discovered by us.


"Auxilio" es Lectio Divina

La Lectio Divina es Lectio Divina si es acerca de una única palabra. "Auxilio" es Lectio Divina. Pensamos en la Lectio como en lectura de un libro. El término "Lectio" tiene que reducirse en importancia. Es el movimiento hacia el silencio, en el que el leer algo tiene que ser muy breve. Puede ser una pericopa completa, pero nunca involucra una lectura muy prolongada, porque tenemos demasiados pensamientos. Es una lectura que nos lleva a enfocarnos en pasar de la expresión a la fuente, que es la misteriosa presencia de Dios que está en las profundidades de nuestro ser esperando que la descubramos.