Weekly scripture readings

Spiritual Reading of Sacred Scripture is traditionally called lectio divina or divine reading, a practice from early monastic communities.  This prayer over the scriptures, usually taken from the gospel, includes four (4) steps.
 

  1. READ – Read the passage slowly and carefully. 
  2. REFLECT – Choose a word or phrase from the passage that is meaningful to you.
  3. RESPOND – Decide how this word or phrase connects with your daily life.
  4. REST – Sit quietly and enjoy the stillness, and after a few minutes have your personal conversation with God.

Scripture for the week of December 5, 2021

Sun     5 Gen 3:9-15, 20, Ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4,Eph 1:3-6, 11-12, Lk 1:26-38
Mon   6 Isa 35:1-10, Ps 85:9ab and 10,11-12, 13-14,Lk 5:17-26
Tue     7 Isa 40:1-11, Ps 96:1-2, 3and 10ac, 11-12,13, Mt 18:12-14
Wed   8 Gen 3:9-15, 20, Ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, Eph 1;3-6,11-12, Lk 1:26-38
Thur 9 Isa 41:13-20, Ps 145:1 and 9, 10-11, 12-13ab, Mt 11:11-15
Fri     10 Isa 48:17-19, Ps 1;1-2, 3, 4 and 6,Mt 11:16-19
Sat    11  Sir 48:1-4, 9-11, Ps 80:2ac and 3b, 15-16,18-19, Mt 17:9a, 10-13