St. John Chrysostom
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"In imitation of the method of the bee, I shall make my composition from those things which are conformable with the truth and from our enemies themselves gather the fruit of salvation. But I shall reject all that is worthless and falsely labeled as knowledge."
St. John the Damascene
The Latin phrase "lectio divina" means divine reading. It is a particular practice of prayerful meditative reading that the monastics developed in the early church. Christians today may find it useful for the discipline of deeply reflective reading or scripture and devotional material.