Betrayed – Reflection on Luke 9:43b-45
Among other spiritual guides, Fr. Henri Nouwen passionately proclaims that we “are beloved children of God.” We are also children of human parents. Our willingness to participate as children of God and parents influences the balance and mingling of our human and divine natures. Being aware of the divine within means if we are not watchful, our human nature can cause us to be betrayed into deep negative emotions. Taking time to comprehend truths such as the potential of God’s unconditional love allows us to understand why our brother Jesus’s life led to the Cross. We can see through Jesus’ eyes to help love manifest to others. In prayer, ask God to let you be spiritually on the Cross so you can see what Jesus sees.
More details are available on the Brooklyn Museum website.
Luke 9:43b-45 Scripture*
Jesus Again Foretells His Death
While everyone was amazed at all that he was doing, he said to his disciples, 44 “Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands.” 45 But they did not understand this saying; its meaning was concealed from them, so that they could not perceive it. And they were afraid to ask him about this saying.
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this Lectio Divina, Luke 9:43b-45 Reflection – Betrayed
This site has written permission from New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE) to use the Luke 9 Bible passage.
Would you like to contribute related thoughts to these Lectio reflections of the Gospel readings? Since Lectio is not the only contemplative payer style, would you like to contribute your expressions to this Web-based ministry? Do you see God’s grandeur everywhere and unconditionally enjoy sharing the love of Christ that you have inside? Are you willing to be anonymous in what you would share? If so, email me.
Prayer for young families:
Lord, let the young families of our communities get to know your joy, peace, comfort, and love despite worldly distractions.
This site has written permission to use the New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE) Bible Luke 9 Bible passage.
Facebook discussion group on St. John of the Cross.
Facebook page on Lectio Divina daily Gospel Readings.