…a way of reading sacred texts that allows us to let go of our own agenda and open ourselves up to God…
Lectio divina is a Christian spiritual practice of reading Scripture that has existed for centuries. There are many ways to practice lectio divina, but in the 12th Century, Guigo, a Carthusian monk, recommended these fundamental steps:
Reading slowly and reflectively…
Think carefully about the text we have chosen…open mind…
Leave our thinking aside and let our hearts speak to God…open heart…
Let go of our own ideas, agendas, plans, thoughts, and meditations and rest in God…open self…
No hands, no feet on earth, but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which
Christ looks compassion into the world.
Yours are the feet
with which Christ walks to do good.
Yours are the hands
with which Christ blesses the world. — St. Teresa of Avila