First Topic – Conversing with God in Lent: Praying the Sunday Mass Readings with Lectio Divina
Lectio divina is an ancient spiritual practice that can help us to hear God speaking to us through the words of Scripture. In recent times, Pope Benedict XVI and a Synod of Bishops have recommended that lay people pray with the Scriptures using this method. Respected biblical scholar Stephen Binz is here and chooses the Old Testament reading and the gospel for each Sunday in cycles A, B, and C during Lent, including the complete text from the Lectionary. Then he leads us through the steps of lectio divina-reading, meditation, prayer, contemplation, and action-by suggesting themes and verses on which to focus.
Second Topic – Kresta Political Principle #2 - Taking Two Positions: One if I’m in the Majority and One if I’m in the Minority