This week we invite you to do a Lectio Divina practice using the readings from the gospel. Below is a recording of the gospel reading for you to use. Feel free to write down your responses in a journal, or simply wonder about them in silence.
Play the recording once through with the intention of seeing which word or phrase jumps out to you the most. Take some time to wonder about that word or phrase when the recording has ended. Why do you think it was this word or phrase that jumped out to you today?
Play the recording again with the intention of identifying what parts of the story bring up strong emotions, feelings of discomfort, and/or challenging questions. Take a moment to sit with these questions, feelings, and emotions, and see where you feel these things in your body. Take some time to journal about these feelings or questions if you feel so inspired.
Listen to the recording one more time and wonder/journal about the following question:
What is this gospel calling you, your community, and/or the world to do or change?