Lenten Reflection Day 7: Matthew 4:4

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“Man shall not live by bread alone,

but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” (Mt 4:4)

Lectio Divina is a spiritual way of almsgiving to nourish our body with the word of God, and Lent is the perfect season to start it.

Sit quietly with your bible or a spiritual book and Read a passage for meaning. Next, Meditate on its meaning: What is God trying to tell you? Then, engage in a prayerful conversation with God on the connection to your life and others. Finish in quiet Contemplation with the Lord.

Today’s Intention:

Lord, I desire to nourish my soul with your word. May the Holy Spirit help me fulfill it.

Peace and Goodness

Meditations on the Seven “I am” Sayings of Jesus

This morning while reading the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament, I came across the Seven “I am” Sayings of Jesus. After reading them, I felt compelled to write a short meditation for each one.

1. “I am the bread of life” John 6:35

Lord Jesus, may we share your bread with the hunger in spirit

2. “I am the light of the world” John 8:12

Lord Jesus, may our lives be beacons to those in the darkness

3. “I am the door of the sheep” John 10:7

Lord Jesus, may we walk through it when we expire

4. “I am the good shepherd” John 10:11

Lord Jesus, may we always be under your protection

5. “I am the resurrection and the life” John 11:25

Lord Jesus, may your victory over death be the foundation of our faith

6. “I am the way, and the truth, and the life” John 14:6

Lord Jesus, may our words, thoughts, and actions bind us to yours

7. “I am the true vine” John 15:1

Lord Jesus, may our branches never wither

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