by Jan Ord

The Whisper of the Beloved
Lectio Divina is like the joyful reading of an ancient pile of love letters. It is a time to listen-- not to dissect, analyze, evaluate or dialogue. It is not studying to learn about the Scriptures; it is reading to listen. Come to this reading and listening as a young lover would-- eager to hear afresh the whisper of the Beloved.

Listen to the sound of each word. Read slowly. And rest as you listen.

Excerpted from Pages 20-21, September/October ’98 Union Life