Discover the Lectio Divina #OP800
Thursday, May 12, 2016

The world needs a testimony to unity

Lectio

Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed saying: “I pray not only for these, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me. And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me, and that you loved them even as you loved me. Father, they are your gift to me. I wish that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see my glory that you gave me, because you loved me before the foundation of the world. Righteous Father, the world also does not know you, but I know you, and they know that you sent me. I made known to them your name and I will make it known, that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in them.” (Jn 17:20-26)

Contemplatio: 

Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or abuse for abuse; but, on the contrary, repay with a blessing. It is for this that you were called—that you might inherit a blessing. (1 Peter 3:8-9)   

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WHAT IS LECTIO DIVINA?

fr. Dominic Izzo, O. P.
fr. Dominic Izzo, O. P.
Author's biographyfr. Dominic Izzo, O. P., is a son of the Province of St. Joseph, U.S.A. Currently, he is a member of the General Council of the Order as the socius of the Master of the Order for the U.S.A. He is also the President of Spem Miram Internationalis, the organization that oversees the solidarity funds of the Order.