Meditation J 16,5-11

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:  Jesus stays with his disciples in the Upper Room all the time and prepares them for his departure and the coming of the Holy Spirit. See the Upper Room, look at Jesus and the disciples. Feel the atmosphere of this place, those moments of farewell to Jesus. Be in the upper room with the disciples and Jesus.

Ask for the fruit of meditation: for internal consent to the purification processes that bring me closer to Jesus

1. Purifying.

Jesus must go away so that the Holy Spirit can come to judge the world. This judgment does not consist in condemning the world, but in purifying it from sin, so that the world will become capable of more and more fruitfulness. Purifying itself is not an easy and painless process, but it leads to the reconciliation of the world.

Each of us is subjected to such a process of purification, so that integration will take place in us through the understanding and acceptance of our life story, the world of feelings, and the reception of reality. The purifying process will allow us to live in God’s fuller joy. Look inside yourself: what areas of yours need purification, what acceptance do you have for it? Let this process be, it will help you live in greater freedom, joy in God.

2. Where are you going?

Jesus tells disciples that no one asks him where he is going. It is puzzling that the students do not ask a question, as if they did not want to know, they were afraid to know. Getting to know the truth requires asking questions. Faith requires questions. Our life requires asking questions. How many misunderstandings in families are because we do not ask, just guess and expect others to guess too. They will not do it! It is worth to accept and accept.

Think what questions you carry in yourself, what answers do they need – from whom? What questions do you want to ask Jesus today? You have time now – ask …

3. Jesus will go to his Father in a moment. Save today with the Resurrected Christ, so you can … Maybe he needs your company.

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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