Lectio Divina for The Sixth Week of Easter
Read the following Scripture two or three times:
Jesus said to his disciples: “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father,
And he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, whom the world
Cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows him, because he remains with you, and will be in you.
I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but
you will see me, because I live and you will live. On that day your will realize that I am in my Father
and you are in me and I in you. Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who
loves me. And whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to
After the reading, take some time to reflect in silence on or more of the following questions:
– What word or words in this passage caught your attention?
– What in this passage comforted you?
– What in this passage challenged you?
Read the Scripture again, followed by this reflection:
What conversion of mind, heart, and life is the Lord asking of me?
The Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows him. When have
I failed to give witness to God’s truth? What can I do to help create a more just and truth-filled culture?
Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me. Which commandments
of the Lord do I struggle to observe? How do I demonstrate my love for Jesus through my actions?
I will love him and reveal myself to him. How has God revealed himself to me this week? How can I help
Others to perceive God’s actions in their lives?
After a period of silent reflection recite the Lord’s Prayer.
Living the Word This Week
How can I make my life a gift for others in charity?
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