Monasteries of the Heart

Lectio with Scripture

July 26

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

The Pharisees challenged him, “Here you are, appearing as your own witness; your testimony is not valid.”

Jesus answered, “Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid, for I know where I came from and where I am going. But you have no idea where I come from or where I am going.  You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one. But if I do judge, my decisions are true, because I am not alone. I stand with the Creator, who sent me. In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two witnesses is true. I am one who testifies for myself; my other witness is the Creator, who sent me.”

––John 8:12-18

Spend time with this scripture. You might ask yourself:
What does this scripture passage say to me?
What feelings or memories does this scripture evoke in me?
Is there a message, a learning, a way I am invited to express this scripture in my life in this moment?

My journal response to this scripture is: