Luke 4:1-13 for Sunday, March 10, 2019






Artwork:Brooklyn Museum – Jesus Ministered to by Angels (Jésus assisté par les anges) – James Tissot – overall.jpg; Created: between 1886 and 1894 – Public Domain

Song: Alleluia by Stephen Iverson*

*used with permission

Published by Todd Spencer

I am a spiritual director, a minister of spiritual formation, a husband and father. I live in the beautiful town of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

4 thoughts on “Luke 4:1-13 for Sunday, March 10, 2019

  1. Dear Todd,

    I’ve been listening to your podcasts every morning for a month – and what a blessing! I used to listen to sermons on podcast during the walking part of my daily time with God. They were good…but Lectio is just so powerful, deep, and beautiful

    I really appreciate your work. Thank you for sharing Scripture with us, for guiding us through these meditations, and for sharing portions of mystical and spiritual writing. I like the music, too 🙂 but for me the silence is where the treasure is.

    I am giving a gift of appreciation, for your time and care.

    With the love of Christ,


    1. Dear Laurie,
      What an honor and kindness for you to write this note and for you to give your gift! I am touched. Thank you so very much. As a way of thanking you further, is there a certain scripture text around which I might do a special lectio episode? Maybe a favorite text of someone you love that I could dedicate that episode to? Give it some thought and prayer and let me know. Again, thank you! And write again sometime.
      Still Passing the Peace to All,


  2. Thank you, Todd! I’ve always been drawn to Ecclesiastes – I used to struggle with existential angst, the meaning of life, the purpose of my own life…and the Teacher in Ecclesiastes always filled me with hope and security (which seems odd since the book is filled with the struggle of meaninglessness!).

    Here’s what I’d really like to know: what 3 or 4 books on contemplative prayer and/or Christian mysticism helped you in your journey? I read Father Richard Rohr, but am not sure where else to go. If you could share your favorite or most meaningful books here and perhaps even on a podcast, I’d be grateful!

    All good things,


    1. Hello again, Laurie!
      Here are some of my favorite contemplative/spiritual formation authors:
      Richard Foster (especially Celebration of Disciplines)
      Henri Nouwen
      Thomas Merton
      Brennon Manning
      Dallas Willard (especially The Spirit of the Disciplines)
      Francis De Sales (especially Introduction to a Devout Life)
      Parker Palmer
      Eugene Peterson
      Thomas Keating (see for his stuff and more)
      Joyce Rupp
      Roberta Bondi (especially To Love as God Loves)
      Marjorie Thompson (especially Soul Feast)
      Daniel Wolpert
      John Philip Newell

      I hope this helps!
      Deepest Peace to ALL,


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