Make way for the light.
The last two weeks on the Cup of Sunday Quiet, we’ve been focused on Easter. In particular, the weekly lectio recordings that I create for that community of subscribers have centered on resurrection stories — the story of Mary Magdalene encountering the empty tomb and the risen Christ, then the story of Jesus appearing to the disciples gathered in the upper room.
I’m being transformed by these stories.
That’s the wonderful thing about lectio divina. It carries the power to transform. You may be listening to a portion of Scripture you’ve heard a hundred times, but you’ve never heard it in just this moment, carrying just what you’re carrying now, responding in just the way you’re moved to respond today.
Plus, it creates room for real response. You’re invited to encounter your real heart as well as God. You’re invited to let God encounter you.
It can be a powerful, transformative experience.
I’m away at a conference this week and won’t be posting here, but in my absence I’d like to invite you deeper into this season of Easter through these two resurrection stories. Will you make room to encounter the risen Christ?
- Recording #1: Mary Magdalene encounters the Risen Christ — John 20:11-16 (15:15 minutes)
- Recording #2: Jesus appears to the disciples — Luke 24:36-43 (13:40 minutes)
PS: Please pardon a little bit of airplane interference in the second recording — a sometimes-hazard of living in the flight path of an international airport! :-)
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