Lectio Divina: Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

Read Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 aloud to your self, pausing on any word or phrase that stands out to you.

Then read the passage again silently.  Again, if there is a word or phrase that stands out to you, repeat it to yourself and think about its meaning.  Abide with the passage.

Ask yourself why you heard what you heard in the passage?

What is it in your life that made you hear what you heard?

What might God be telling you?

For Christians in traditions that follow the Revised Common Lectionary, this passage will be the Gospel reading next Sunday.  Meditate on it as much as possible until then.

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About Ragan Sutterfield

Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of This is My Body: From Obesity to Ironman, My Journey Into the True Meaning of Flesh, Spirit, and Deeper Faith (Convergent/Random House 2015).