Meditation Lk 12, 35-38

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: Try to see the family waiting for the return of the husband and the father from his work. Try to feel their waiting, listening if he is going now. Hear as your father is knocking. Notice how those, who waiting for him, react for the knocking, how they are running with joy to the door and greeting their father, husband. Maybe it’s your family, maybe you can find yourself in this picture.

Ask for the fruit of meditation: for the grace of y open eyes, ears and open hearts to Jesus knocking 

1. Gird your loins, and light your lamps…

We should be ready to go, to what God is asking us to do. On the one hand, you have to be in the place where you are now, do what is right for today’s tasks, and on the other hand you have to be open and listen and notice the new spaces that God calls you. One of the things that bothered us to be open is our schematism, our doing something, acting automatically, without thinking about what and why. See what schematisms dominate in the different spaces of your life: in your prayer, your work, relationships, your housework. What can you do to go inside of your schematics? What fruits are brought by your openness to the new?

  1. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival.

We usually stay awake, look for those, who are closest to us. We do not want to miss the knock on the door, the phone ring, the e-mail. We are longing to meet. If we immerse ourselves in some action, we will fall asleep, we may not hear the arrival of a loved one and  we won’t meet the person. The same is true of our relationship with Jesus. He’s coming, but are you waiting for this meeting, do you hear him knocking? What does your vigil look like and your waiting for Jesus?

3. Try to imagine how Jesus comes to your house, knocks. you go to open the door and Jesus asks what he can do for you, how he can help you. Maybe you’ll let him wash the dishes, fix the broken faucet, and maybe do the ironing … See how he is doing for you, and then thank him for help.

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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