Shared Lectio Divina, 12 May 2020

Since April 2020, I have been jointly hosting a shared Lectio group on Tuesday evenings. The following are my reflections only, during the prayer session and as I wrote them up. Please see my separate commentary and leaflet for more information about shared Lectio, and here is the whole collection of reflections…

Gospel reading: John 14.27-31

Words: peace … rise


Some meanings of rise, in context and out of context:

  • Get up, get ready to go, get ready for the day first thing
  • Be resurrected with Jesus, claim the new life on offer
  • Let the yeast work through you
  • Maya Angelou “And still I rise” despite troubles and being put down – claim my strength, power and voice