Lunchtime Lectio | Week 1, Day 2 · Heritage UMC

Lunchtime Lectio | Week 1, Day 2

Tuesday, October 6 2020 by Matt Horan

Hello Members and Friends of Heritage United Methodist!

Each day during the Disciple’s Heart series, I’ll be sending you the 5-minute “Lunchtime Lectio.”  Lectio Divina means “divine reading,” and it’s the last part of each reading for the day in the Disciple’s Heart daily workbook.

  1. Read the day’s passage of Scripture slowly, listening for the resonance of each word in your soul as you read it.
  2. Read it through again, listening for the word or phrase that grabs your heart more than any other in the passage.
  3. Spend a moment in quiet prayer, simply saying the word or phrase over and over again, asking God to reveal to you why that one stood out.
  4. Finally, share in the comments below which word or phrase stood out to you.  If you feel led to share, include a sentence or two about why God pointed you toward these words in particular.

Sincerely,

Pastor Matt

Today’s Disciple’s Path Lectio Divina reading is Matthew 5:43-48.

        “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.’  (Matthew 5:43-48, NIV)

Which word or phrase do you feel led to reflect on today?  Please share in the comment section below!

Matt Horan
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