Meditation Lk 12,35-38

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. (The Spiritual Exercises No.46)

Fixing a place, a picture for meditation: See yourself expecting someone important to you, see the place where you are waiting.

Ask for the fruit of meditation: for the desire to be mindful of God’s presence

  1. Expect.

What do the words: expectation and waiting mean to you? How do you expect and wait for God, for others, for upcoming events? Note your waiting in different situations, see what it is like. Set them up with the gospel waiting.

  1. I expect you …

In today’s Gospel passage, we are talking about waiting for the second coming of Jesus. However, do we sometimes wait for Jesus in our everyday life, who is somewhere and to meet him we have to go to the Church (where he is too), or sometimes we do nothing and wait for some extraordinary miracle or sign that Jesus will confirm his presence? Maybe in your daily relationship with Jesus you don’t have to wait for him, just notice his presence, because he is waiting for you.

Notice how did you meet Jesus today.

See with your imagination that Jesus is waiting for you. What does his expectation look like, maybe he is preparing something for you? How will you respond to his waiting?

  1. One of the experiences of God’s presence in Ignatius’s life after conversion.

After the above-mentioned temptation, he began to feel notable changes in his soul. Sometimes he was so dejected that he found no enjoyment in the prayers he recited, not even in attending Mass, or in any other form of prayer. Sometimes the exact opposite happened to him, and so suddenly that it seemed he had stripped away all sadness and desolation, just as one strips a cloak from one’s shoulders. He was astonished at these changes, which he had never before experienced, and said to himself: “What kind of a new life is this that we are now beginning?”

Ignatius noticed the coming of God in this change, God who always was, is and will be.

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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