J 13, 21-33. 36-38

Stand in God’s presence. God is present here and now, looking upon you with love.

Ask for the Grace: I will beg God our Lord that all my intentions and actions may be directed purely to the praise and service of His Divine Majesty

Fixing a place, a picture for meditation: Last supper: see Jesus and his disciples during a meal. Imagine a table, what is on it, how Jesus sits and the disciples, Listen to their conversation.

Ask for the fruit of meditation: for the experience of Jesus’ love and presence



In Biblia Tysiąclecia we read that Jesus was deeply moved, in Biblia Paulistów that Jesus was deeply shocked, and in Grecko -Polski Nowy Testament that Jesus was moved.

This proves that Jesus strongly felt some emotions, which was influenced by the reality he was in: a farewell meal with the apostles, the awareness of Judas’ betrayal, Peter’s denial of his acquaintance with him, the Passion that awaited him and the death of the cross. Get into the atmosphere of this reality of Jesus. Accompany Jesus. You can ask him a question: how can I help you?


2. Change.

The disciples are embarrassed, they do not understand Jesus’ words, perhaps they feel fear that Jesus wants to leave them. They can guess some changes to come, but they do not know its consequences. Although Jesus was preparing them for his departure, his resurrection, he promised them to send the Holy Spirit. It’s so hard to see hope when you experience loss.

Sometimes you have to get away from yourself, from others, to get a new perspective, a new perspective of your reality. The departure can also be an expression of love, just like the departure of Jesus, which is related to our salvation, that is, with what allows us to live life more fully and experiences his presence and love even more.

See how you experience changes, departures, creating distance, returns. Find examples when you thought that nothing good will happen to you, that the loss you have experienced will not turn you into the so-called straight, and then it turned out that the sun was shining again and that a new good had arisen. Jesus is with you. Now in the midst of a pandemic, another lockdown too you may feel hopeless. What gives you strength to live, what give you hope?


 3.     … the disciple whom Jesus loved (…) leaned on the chest of Jesus …

You are the disciple whom Jesus loves. Meet him as you need, as you can.


Meditation: St Ignatius encourages in The Spiritual Exercises No. 2 … Because not so much knowledge, but internal feeling and the taste of things please and saturate the soul, that is, we stay where we feel interior movement … and nervously do not try to go on.

The final conversation: Spend a little time at the end, being with God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit….as you would with a good friend: sometimes talking, sometimes listening, sometimes being together in silence. Speak to God about your feelings. Remember that times when ‘nothing is happening’ can also be significant. When you’re ready, end your prayer by saying thank you or using words that are familiar, such as the Lord’s Prayer (Our Father)–whichever feels right and comfortable. (The Spiritual Exercises No.54)

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