Our Lectio Group have taken the Gospel passage for this Sunday, a well known and powerful reading about sharing and trust. They have thought deeply about what it means to them. They share their thoughts here and trust we will read them.
The scriptures speak to each of us differently. We do well to learn from each other’s insights.
Well it has been a beautiful warm Summer’s day but our Lectio group has taken time to consider the Gospel for this Sunday, the 16th in Ordinary Time Year B.
Mk 6:30-34 They were like sheep without a shepherd.
Read what thoughts the have shared with us.
Lectio took the reading for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B.
Mk 6:7-13 He began to send them out.
The group has generously shared their insights with us which you can read here.
Once we get into the holiday season there is always a fall in attendance so we have fewer contributions from the group this week.
The reading was the Gospel for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B.
Mk 6:1-6 A prophet is only despised in his own country
Here is what the group has shared with us.
Our Lectio Divina for this Friday took the Gospel reading for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B.
Mk 5:21-43 Little girl, I tell you to get up.
(Shorter form: 5:21-24, 35-43)
Read what thoughts the scripture inspired.
Today our Lectio Group had had another beautiful session. They considered the reading for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B.
Mk 4:35-41 Who can his be? Even the wind and the sea obey him.
Have a look here to see what they noted.
Our Lectio Group took the reading for this the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B.
Mk 4:26-34 It is the smallest of all seeds; yet it grows into the biggest shrub of them all.
You can read their thoughts here.
Our Lectio Group have been looking over the Gospel for Pentecost. You can read the thoughts they kindly share with us here.
In addition one of the group has shared this with us.
A Pentecost Commitment
Empowered by the Holy Spirit of God, we commit ourselves to take up more fully the mission of our Lord Jesus Christ entrusted to us at baptism.
We reject everything to do with self-indulgence and narrow self-interest.
We commit ourselves to the destruction of poverty, injustice, fear, suffering and isolation.
We commit ourselves to witness Christ in every moment and every aspect of our lives by living in hope, trust, confidence, gentleness and self-control.
This way the Spirit will be our life, and we will fulfil our mission of service in our world.
Filled with the Holy Spirit we will grow in love for each other, in wisdom, courage, knowledge, perseverance, understanding, perception and in wonder at God’s presence and action in the world.
May God, who has begun this good work in us, bring it to fulfilment through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
This Friday our Lectio Group met as normal on Zoom and took the Gospel for this coming Sunday, the 7th Sunday in Easter Year B.
John 17:11-19 That they may be one like us!.
Have a look at the thoughts they have shared with us.
PS: The Solemnity of The Ascension of the Lord was on Thursday for Catholics, while on Sunday the 16th it will be the 7th Sunday of Easter.
If anybody that wants to try the Gospel for Solemnity of The Ascension, it is: Mark 16:15-20 He was taken up into heaven: there at the right hand of God he took his place.
Our faithful and thoughtful Lectio Group have been looking over the Gospel for the 6th Sunday in Easter Year B.
Jn 15:9-17 A man can have no greater love than to lay down his life for his friends.
You can read their reflections here. See how scripture speaks to people in their context.