Discover the Lectio Divina #OP800
Friday, May 13, 2016

Pastoral care founded on the love of Christ

Lectio

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” A second time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” And he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever you wished. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go.” (He said this to indicate the kind of death by which he would glorify God.) After this he said to him, “Follow me.” (John 21:15-19)

Contemplatio: 

Love Christ with all your heart and he will put in you a love and passion for his people.

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WHAT IS LECTIO DIVINA?

fr. Roger Houngbédji, O. P.
fr. Roger Houngbédji, O. P.
Author's biographyfr. Roger Houngbedji, O. P., is a son of the Vice-province of Saint Augustine in West Africa. The former provincial and a professor of Sacred Scripture, he is currently on a sabbatical year in Toronto, Canada.