When giving directions to young people for completing a task, catechists and teachers have grown accustomed to hearing at least one participant respond with, “Wait, what?” Experienced educators know that, when giving directions to young people, we have to repeat several times and check for comprehension. We can’t assume that the first time we say something, it has been heard and received! The same holds true with the Word of God. Often, upon first hearing, our response is similar to, “Wait, what?” We need to hear the Word of God several times in order for it to sink in. That’s the genius of the traditional practice of lectio divina—a method for prayerfully reflecting on God’s Word and the topic of this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis.
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