Meditation Lk 10,38-42

The right time has come to reveal outside what the inside has done. The Gospel word for meditation has repeated, on my website you can find more than one introduction for the same periscope. From today, I invite you to deepen Words through replays, as Saint Ignatius says in Spiritual Exercises 2 that 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 What is a repeat? Referring again to Saint Ignatius in SE 62 we can read: After the Preparatory Prayer and two Preludes, it will be to repeat the First and Second Exercise, marking and dwelling on the Points in which I have felt greater consolation or desolation, or greater spiritual feeling.

Therefore, repetition is a time when prayer takes on a more personal character, becomes simpler and thus called to prayer with simplicity and depth. (cf. Guide to Spiritual Exercises, M.Ivens SJ, p. 156)

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: The image can be a scene from the gospel: Mary sitting at Jesus’ feet, listening to His word or you can see your meeting with Jesus in the place where you usually meet Him.

Ask for the fruit of meditation: that I would like to choose the one thing 

One – the meaning of the word behind the Greek dictionary: emphasis, one, only, one alone. What does it mean for you to be in one, the one is needed? What is your one?

One – many things are sometimes in our thoughts, we have many things to do, also many relationships attract us, and other that we are worried a lot. However, there is one that gives me peace, which makes me know why I live, which is with me always and forever. God, for whom the most important is me – a human, not my failures and successes, only me. What place does God have in my life, what is His one (I do not ask about the rank of the first, second or third place, but does He have a place that is only his and what it is)?

I encourage you to reflect on one also based on a fragment of the Autobiography of Saint Ignatius of Loyola (cf. p. 108-109), in which we can see that what we can take as inspiration from God it can’t be it, it can simply be a temptation. So, we are tempted by the appearance of good. How do I recognize what is my one then?

“… returning to Barcelona, he began his studies with great diligence. But one thing was proving a great hindrance to him, and that was that whenever he tried to memorize anything, as is necessary in the early stages of grammar study, new understandings of spiritual things and new delights came to him, and in such a way that he could neither memorize anything nor could he rid himself of them, no matter how much he tried.

Giving much thoughts to this matter, he said to himself: “Even when I am at prayer at Mass, such clear understandings do not come to me!” Then, little by little, he came to recognize that these were temptations.” 

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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