This paper investigates the relationship between the two fields of the ecclesial experience: lectio divina and vocational proposal. Owing to our idea of «vocation», there is a risk that the lectio divina is bent to functional or introductory needs and any reference to the biblical icons is often made more in terms of analogy and similarity than in terms of a model providing rules and generating patterns of life. It seems that the Scriptures are used to dignify and validate a speech, a horizon and a language which are mostly cultural and ecclesiastic products scarcely adhering to the Word. While recommending less sacralising apriorism and a wider opening to new horizons of prophecy and holiness, the author presents his own approach to four well-known biblical icons in order to show that it is possible to obtain some indications not much to «get vocations» but rather to discover new styles of «vocation» suggested by the Word in Its authenticity without manipulations.

(author: Bruno Secondin)

Summary ed.29 (I/2011)