Lectio Divina (a latin phrase meaning divine reading) is a spiritual practice dating back to the 5th century. It is a way of reading scripture intentionally, listening to the words and phrases that stand out to you. Lectio Divina can be challenging to do in a group setting, but gaining insight from others can add to this rich experience.
The scripture for our lectio divina session is Matthew 18:15-20.
15 “If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. 16 But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17 If the member refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let such a one be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. 18 Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. 19 Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.”