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 great dinner prepared by a man, who invited many guests. On the day when the time for the dinner comes, the host sends his servant to tell the invited people that the dinner is ready. All invited people refuse and do not come because of their duties. The host is angry at the situation and sends the servant again to invite the poor, the blind, the crippled and the lame. They come, but there is still a place for others. So, the servant again goes at the request of the host, this time to the highways and hedgerows, where people completely do not expect the invitation. They receive and fill the whole house. Where are you?
Ask for the fruit of meditation:I will be guided more in my life by the more glory of God
1. In everyday life we often have situations in which we have to choose, to decide about something. It concerns smaller things: to call or not to call to somebody, to go somewhere or not to go, to send a message or not to send; and more important things: changing of work, changing of place of residence, our prayer, marriage, etc. What are your motivations in making decisions? How does it like your process of discernment, who helps you in it?
2. Why do those, who in the present Gospel passage know of the dinner, have not answered on the invitation? Why was it easier to come to the poor, the blind, the lame, those who did not expect to be invited to the dinner? Which attitude is closer to you and in what situations: those who were invited earlier or the poor and the blind? Why?
3. God invites each of us to his feast – life here and now for his greater glory. What bothered you and what helps you to lead the highest motivation in your actions? See what the last few days might look like, your relationship with your relatives, if you were to consider the first motivation for the greatest glory of God?
4. Jesus is inviting you to a dinner. He is preparing for you what you like the best. He is waiting for you there. Let yourself go there and feast with Jesus.
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)