The Kiss of Christ: Introduction to Lectio Divina

Module Level

8

Module Aims

'Before all else, the Gospel invites us to respond to the God of love..., to see God in others and to go forth from ourselves to seek the good of others.' (Evangelli Gaudium §39). This module aims to deep participants' formation in hearing the word that brings life. It is this word - 'listened to, meditated upon, lived, celebrated and witnessed to' (Evangelli Gaudium §174) - that is the 'soul of theology' (Dei Verbum §25), 'the inspiration of Christian living' (Tertio Millennio Adveniente §36), and the deepest sacramental of the Good News that lies at the heart of the Christian faith. By practicing lectio divina and reflecting upon it, the module develops the practical, spiritual, pastoral, and theological dimensions of that hearing and responding to the Word of God that is the very life of the Church.