Lectio Divina Reading
April 27, 2003
Theme: Watered Gardens
The Empty Tomb
1Early on the first day of the week, while it
was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had
been removed from the entrance. 2So she came running to Simon
Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, "They
have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don't know where they have put
Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
10Then the disciples went back to their homes, 11but
Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look
into the tomb 12and saw two angels in white, seated where
Jesus' body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
Jesus Appears to His Disciples
19On the evening of that first day of the week,
when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the
Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with
you!" 20After he said this, he showed them his hands and
side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.
Jesus Appears to Thomas
24Now Thomas (called Didymus), one of the
Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25So the
other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord!"
Suggestions for Prayer (a)
Reflect on the months that have passed since last Easter. Think about the soil of your soul. Where have you been open? Where have you been closed? Make a list of these situations. Ponder the two lists. What do the tell you about your inner life?
Look at the inner garden of you life. Where do the waters of life flow freely? Where do you see signs of growth, birth, hope , change, nurturing? How is God coaxing life out of you? What is being raised to life in you?
Be aware of open things during this month: open doors,
open windows, driving down open roads, coffee cups open to receive that
warm brew, open boxes, jars, and other containers, hearts open to
receive you with love, eyes open to see wonderful things, mouths open to
receive nourishment, books open for learning.
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