Soul Storying: Lectio Divina for Christmastide

Sometimes we can get super overwhelmed by the constant stream of headlines, news, rage, and division. If we hang out on Instagram, we may be overwhelmed with thoughts that we’re not living up to our culture’s expectations and thoughts that we’re not worthy of the love and attention others are worthy of.

Let’s ground ourselves in something larger than the headlines and the perfectly curated images and stories that can never tell the full story.

If you need a break from the onslaught of information and images and want to set aside 10 minutes or less to connect with God through Lectio Divina during Christmastide, check out the links below that provide audio files using passages from the Daily Office readings for each day of Christmastide from The Book of Common Prayer.

Here’s a brief description of lectio divina from anglicancommunion.org:

Lectio Divina is a contemplative way of reading the Bible. It dates back to the early centuries of the Christian Church and was established as a monastic practice by Benedict in the 6th century. It is a way of praying the scriptures that leads us deeper into God’s word. We slow down. We read a short passage more than once. We chew it over slowly and carefully. We savour it. Scripture begins to speak to us in a new way. It speaks to us personally, and aids that union we have with God through Christ who is himself the Living Word.

Lectio Divina is a contemplative way of reading the Bible. It dates back to the early centuries of the Christian Church and was established as a monastic practice by Benedict in the 6th century. It is a way of praying the scriptures that leads us deeper into God’s word. We slow down. We read a short passage more than once. We chew it over slowly and carefully. We savour it. Scripture begins to speak to us in a new way. It speaks to us personally, and aids that union we have with God through Christ who is himself the Living Word.

December 25, 2018 lectio divina

December 26, 2018 lectio divina

December 27, 2018 lectio divina

December 28, 2018 lectio divina

December 29, 2018 lectio divina

December 30, 2018 lectio divina

December 31, 2018 lectio divina

January 1, 2019 lectio divina

January 2, 2019 lectio divina

January 3, 2019 lectio divina

January 4, 2019 lectio divina

January 5, 2019 lectio divina

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