Meditate on Scripture - Friday

Friday, April 7

During Holy Week, I hope you will find time to meditate on scripture every day using the “Seven Last Sayings of Christ” as he hung on the cross. Use the Lectio Divina method from March 10:

Spend at least five minutes on each step.

1) Read the passage several times, taking note of any words or phrases that stand out for you.

2) Reflect: consider why God brought the word or phrase to the forefront as you read or listened.

3) Respond: Pray silently or aloud, asking God to lead you deeper into the passage.

4) Rest: Spend the remaining time sitting quietly with God.

Today’s Saying: John 19:28 After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, he said (in order to fulfill the scripture), “I am thirsty.” Now read John 4:7-15; why do you think John would highlight two such divergent references to thirst?

Go deeper: In response to Christ’s very human need as he was crucified, complete the daily Examen (see Friday, March 24). Don’t forget our Good Friday worship service at 7:00 p.m.