Letio Divina (Saturday, 28 September)

Lectio (Reading)

Read through the scripture two times, slowly. The first time, simply experience the text. The second time pay attention to certain words or phrases that catch your eye.

Gospel Reading: 6:19-24

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light; but if your eye is unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

“No one can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.”

Meditatio (Reflection) (5 Minutes)
In light of the words or phrases that caught your attention, meditate on the following questions:

What is God saying to you in this text?
What is God saying to our church in this text?
What is God saying to the world in this text?

Oratio (Prayer)
Lord, we become so attached to the things of this earth that we think we can't live without them. They become the focus of our lives, and all our energy goes to maintaining the standard of living we think they represent. Help us to measure our lives by a different standard, one that is eternal, and will never break down, rust, or rot. Amen.

Contemplatio (Rest) (5 minutes)