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Spiritual Reading

Spiritual Reading

The gospels invite us to read between the pages in order to encounter the fullness of Jesus. Sometimes we call this lectio divina, sometimes spiritual reading, but the invitation is to bring our creativity to bare as we read the scriptures.

What is Lectio Divina and how do I do it?

What is Lectio Divina and how do I do it?

I have been loving our current series in the parables but one of the questions I am often asked is how do you read these stories well? How do you notice the subtleties that Jesus embedded in the story? Well, certainly I get the benefit of spending a lot of my week studying and preparing but there are some simple reading practices like lectio divina that can help us become more aware of what is happening in the text as we read. Here's one of the ways I like to approach the Bible when I read. I hope you find it helpful.