Meditate on Scripture - Wednesday

Wednesday, April 5

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 19:26–27 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home.

Go deeper: In response to Christ’s concern for others as he hung on the cross, complete the daily Examen (see Friday, March 24).