Discover the Lectio Divina #OP800
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Sunday, May 8, 2016
Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord
More detailsChrist's body was glorified at the moment of his Resurrection, as proved by the new and supernatural properties it subsequently and permanently enjoys. (…) Jesus' final apparition ends with the irreversible entry of his humanity into divine glory, symbolized by the cloud and by heaven, where he is seated from that time forward at God's right hand. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 659)

Show Me, Don’t Tell Me Witness

Lectio

Jesus said to his disciples: “Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.  And behold I am sending the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.” Then he led them out as far as Bethany, raised his hands, and blessed them. As he blessed them he parted from them and was taken up to heaven. They did him homage. (Lk 24:46-53)

 

Contemplatio: 

We are called and empowered by the Holy Spirit to a “show me, don’t tell me” witness—a witness that makes the unconditional love and mercy of God real.

 

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WHAT IS LECTIO DIVINA?

Sr. Theresa Rickard, O.P.
Sr. Theresa Rickard, O.P.
Author's biographySr. Theresa Rickard, O.P., is a Dominican Sister of Blauvelt, N.Y. She is president and executive director of RENEW International. She holds a doctor of ministry degree in preaching from Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, Mo. She is an author in the “Living Gospel” devotional series published by Ave Maria Press and contributes to RENEW International’s blog “Branching Out” (http://blog.renewintl.org/) in the category “God in the Stuff of Life.”