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: see the man, pay attention to the senses he/she has.
Ask for the fruit of meditation:to use my senses to recognize God’s action in me
1. Blessed are the eyes that see what you see … and … hear what you hear…
a) Today Jesus appeals to our senses. This means that they are important in our life, they play an important role. Notice your senses, contact them: with your sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell, the sense of proprioception (the so-called deep feeling of your body, i.e. the sense that allows us, for example, to recognize the movement of our own limbs without eye control) and balance. What do your senses tell you about yourself, about your needs?
b) All senses help us see God’s action in our daily lives. How do they help you draw closer to God, and how do you see God working in you and in your life?
c) Stay silent, allow yourself to experience God’s Presence through your senses.
2. … you have hidden these thongs from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike.
In The Bible, the word childlike is used about people who like children, want to learn, who are open, trusting, who follow the straight path to God, follow God’s love in their lives, look for what brings greater good, are faithful and consistent in following this path. the way. That doesn’t mean they don’t fall, but that they get up and go on.
Wise and prudent mean the wise, who in life are guided and trust their reason more than God. Jesus does not criticize the intellectual effort to get to know God, but the pride that they overly concern with themselves, glorify themselves and recognize their perception of their surroundings as the only and correct.
In which group do you find yourself? You can see yourself in both depending on the situation, day and mood. What is your way to live fully in God?
3. Jesus rejoiced ….
Jesus can be joyful. He derives this joy from his deep relationship with God. Therefore, it does not have to depend on external circumstances, but this external joy can also lead to a deep internal one.
See what gives you joy in your everyday life. Where are you looking for joy? Reflect on this also in the context of Advent, that is, the joyful expectation of Jesus’ coming. Maybe it is worth taking care of little joys for yourself and your loved at this time …
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)