The Word became Flesh – John 1:1-14

This is a Lectio Divina. The audio is provided below.
The text is read three times. Each time followed by a period of silence.
It is 15 minutes long. It will end with a closing prayer.

There are three stages to a Lectio Divina.
Meditation – thinking deeply about the text
Prayer – active conversation with God
Contemplation – resting in calm silence sensing the Holy Spirit
The text is provided at the bottom of the page for you to reference later.

After the First Reading Meditate.
After the Second Reading Pray.
After the Third Reading Contemplate.

Listen to the Lectio Divina

This Lectio Divina is being read by Paul Prins.

The text is being read from the Urban Monastic Translation.

The Text

1	In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2In the beginning He was with God. 3Through Him all things came into being. And without Him, nothing that has ever existed, has come to be. 4In Him was life, and that life was the Light of all peoples. 5And that Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not subdue it.
6	There came another sent from God, and his name was John. 7He came to be a witness, to testify about the Light, so that through him all might believe. 8He was not the Light, rather he came to tell us about the Light. 9That the true Light was coming into the world to enlighten everyone. 10He was in the world, and creation was made through Him, yet creation did not know Him.
	11He came to His own people, and they rejected Him. 12But to all who accept Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave them the right to become children of God. 13Children who were not born of blood, nor the will of the flesh, nor of a person's will, but of God. 14And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we saw His glory. The glory of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.