Lectio Divina for The Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Read the following Scripture two or three times:
At that time Jesus exclaimed: “I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although
you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to little ones.
Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my
Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and
anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal to him.”
“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon
you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”
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?
Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.
How can I better discern God’s will for my life?
How can I become more docile to God’s will and the promptings of the Holy Spirit?
No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone
to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.
How do I come to know God better?
How can I help others know God?
I am meek and humble of heart.
How can I grow in humility?
How can I place others’ needs before my own?
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?
Consider contributing your time, treasure, or talent to a local agency that aids the poor, such as the
Saint Vincent de Paul Society or Catholic Charities.