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Summary: “If the reading devotion is something that needs be done as one more item in our tight daily calendar, we lost the meaning of the devotion that in the group to the meditation”

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The reading devotion

“If the reading devotion is something that needs be done as one more item in our tight daily calendar, we lost the meaning of the devotion that in the group to the meditation”

One of the great concerns that involves the spiritual experience today is the biblical illiteracy more and more growing in the new generations of Christians. The indifference for the Bible is alarming. Today that that prophet Jeremias prophesied saying lived: “Because two evils committed my people: to me they left me, the spring of alive waters, and they dug cisterns, cisterns broken, that you/they don’t keep the waters” (Jr. 2:13). the modern spirituality is nurtured by sources whose waters are not perennial. Then the inquietude, the frenzy, the crazy and insane search for experiences that never satisfy the soul. We needed to return to the perennial spring of waters that you/they satisfy the headquarters of the heart, a source that gushes forever and it frees us of the cisterns broken that dry and they don’t satisfy. He/she would like to propose an old road for the reading biblical call “divine lectio”, or reading devocional.

Reading devocional is a form devotion diciplinada and no one more method of biblical study. I don’t refer here to the inductive reading that we do when we tried to investigate the biblical text, or to that in the which we looked for more immediate answers for daily conflicts, not even the reading from where leave the sermons and biblical studies. On the contrary, the reading devocional should never be used for some other purpose utilitarian or pragmatic. It is done pure and simply to know God, to put before His/her Word and to hear him/it. This silence attitude, reverence, meditation and contemplation defines the posture of who wants to approximate of the Word of God. The biblical example of this posture found in Maria, sister of Marta, that “quedava-if seated to the feet of the Mister to hear him/her the teachings” (Lucas 10:39), “while his/her sister was anxious to and fro, busy in many services” (Lucas 10:40). there is many other devotion examples that we found in the Bible, of people that simply if they put before the Mister, without sketching a single word, without presenting a single request, just hearing, meditating and meditating.

Priest Eugene Peterson clamored this reading of “thoughtful exegesis”. Para he, is treated of a biblical reading used by the church in his/her history. The thoughtful exegesis doesn’t reduce the place of the technical and theological exegesis, however no technique produces food or it cures, as well as no information produces knowledge. According to him, something exists alive in a book, something more than ordered words, a soul exists. The discovery of the thoughtful exegesis begins with the perception that the whole word is basically and originally a resonant phenomenon and no printed. Words are spoken before being written, they are heard before being read. Jesus’ words that were and that you/they are necessary for our salvation, they are those that they were heard, savored, undergone digestion, repeated and preached, in a dynamic process, involving the believers’ community. “Divine Lectio” it is a reading for transformation.

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