In my Lenten group, we engage in something called Lectio Divina, which means "divine reading". Its a four part process that is quickly becoming one of my favorite practices.
1) Lectio- listening to God's word.
2) Meditatio- reflecting on what was just heard. What stands out?
3) Oratio- praying in response to what God has revealed.
4) Contemplatio- resting in God's presence.
Its usually done 3 times with the same passage.
This evening, we looked at the Ten Commandments.
The Ten Commandments aren't some archaic rulebook of dos & don'ts. They are God's own heart for us, as a Father, that we might obey Him & be saved from the myriad of consequences that come from sin.