Covenant: A Retreat for Busy People
Jan 25, 2018
"God has prepared a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for the people Israel."
God speaks to us in many ways if we listen. The holy listening of Lectio Divina is a powerful way to hear God’s voice through scripture. Don’t get caught up in trying Lectio and making it perfect. Relax and allow God in.
Read. Read the text and go slowly. Take each word in and acknowledge words and phrases that are jumping out. Don’t expect big things. Just read.
Ponder. Memorize the phrase. Close your eyes and repeat it. Don’t be afraid of distractions. When images and ideas rise up, let them interact with the text you are repeating.
Pray. Talk directly to God. Tell God exactly what has come up during this time of meditation and reflection. If it is very little or very big, it does not matter. With time this process will become natural and fluid.