WE WILL BE MEETING ONCE MONTHLY FOR THIS CLASS TO BE TAUGHT BY YHVH
LECTIO DIVINA (Latin for Divine Reading)
This is an ancient practice of meditation of the Scriptures by -
Reading, Meditation, Prayer and Contemplation
Reading, Reflecting, Responding, Remaining
The practice of LECTIO DIVINA understands scripture as a meeting place for a personal encounter with YHVH. It’s about a transformation rather than an instruction.
The focus of LECTIO DIVINA is not a theological analysis to dissect scripture but rather to "enter” into the scripture. For example Jesus said, "peace I leave with you."
By meditation, we enter into and share in the peace of Jesus Himself as the Prince of peace. It is a "word ascension" to encounter the Living Word Himself. We can literally become oracles of peace so that we do not just speak peace, but become carriers of SHALOM HIMSELF.
The Scriptures are full of pictorial writings which can help one to ascend or enter into the Living Scripture Himself.
So, our Lectio Divina will be a "word ascension"