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Lectio Divina Lenten Practice
Drop in for this uniquely UU contemplative practice during the Lenten season, hosted by Lynne Jacoby and Molly Shiffler.
Tracing its roots to third century Africa, Lectio Divina blends listening reflectively to the words of the scripture writers and exploring their relevance (or not) to our lives. The scriptures are chosen for the ecumenical Common Lectionary, which is used simultaneously worldwide. That said, familiarity with (or belief in) the Bible is not necessary at all for participation.
The Lenten passages are taken from the New Testament gospels and focus on thought-provoking parables and teachings of Jesus. Their enigmatic content invites application to our lives and world reality.
“I was attracted to both the process and content of Lectio Divina. It is a deeper way of reading and listening to myself, quite apart from my usual habit of plowing through the words quickly to see what happens next. I have gained from looking back at the Biblical text I grew up with, discovering different and more personal meanings.” — Nancy Pajewski, Advent Lectio Divina participant
The text is new each week, so you’re invited to drop-in however often works for you. Your wisdom and reflections are welcome, as are pjs, coffee, and bagels.
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