Jesus reminds us that He knows what it’s like to experience pain, disappointment, and betrayal. He knows because He actually experienced them, as a flesh and blood man. He isn’t some high priest who doesn’t understand what we’re going through. He does understand.
So, we can listen to Him. We can trust and follow Him.
The practice of Lectio Divina is a way for us to hear Jesus, through His Spirit. The name, Lectio Divina, means “divine reading,” or “holy reading” in Latin. And it’s a spiritual practice that traces to the early Christians and their methods of reflecting upon and interpreting Scripture. Those methods morphed and matured over the centuries in the monasteries of Europe and eventually solidified into the form that many Christians use today.
The practice of Lectio Divina provides us a way to engage with Scripture, with God’s own words, in order to engage in a personal conversation with Jesus. And we need that. Because when we’re hurting—when we’re experiencing pain or disappointment or betrayal—and we cry out to God in prayer, too often we do all the talking and don’t give Him a chance to talk back.
With Lectio Divina, we give Jesus that chance.
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