Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lectio Divina

Read, Reflect, Respond, Rest
Lectio Divina is a Latin phrase meaning "divine reading". The Carmelites have adopted this form of reading scripture which involves breaking it down into four steps. The goal is to slow the reader down and get the person to meditate on each word of the scriptures. Check out the official website of the Carmelites by clicking here.  This web link will teach you the basics of Lectio Divina and also provides a daily reading on the right sidebar if you wish to follow the Carmelites in their daily meditations. After following the daily readings for a few days which walks through the four steps, you should be on your way to exploring the bible on your own and implementing Lectio Divina as part of your personal reading plan. I highly recommend it, so check it out!