Meditation Lk 19,1-10

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: Crowds of people on the road, Zacchaeus is climbing a small, sprawling tree to see Jesus walking along this road. Jesus sees Zacchaeus and stops to say that he wants to visit him at home. Zacchaeus is coming down quickly and overwhelms Jesus in his home. Are you there too?

Ask for the fruit of meditation: the desire for encounter Jesus, that it is the source of my changing

1. Zacchaeus wanted to see Jesus. In the Greek translation it is written that he was looking to see Jesus. Jesus wanted to meet Zacchaeus.

a) For Zacchaeus to want we can see his concrete action – looking for, going out of the house, out of his safe place. Consider why Zacchaeus wanted to see Jesus so much? What happened in Zacchaeus’s life that he wanted to meet Jesus? How did the encounter with Jesus change him?

b) What did Zacchaeus had in himself that Jesus saw him in the crowd? What did Jesus see in Zacchaeus? Why did he want to visit?
c) In life we seek what we want or what we have lost to find again. What and how are you in your life? What do you want me to do and what do you want me to do next? What concrete actions do you take to lead you to achieving Fullness of Life? In what areas of your life do you want to stay only on I want? Why?

 2. they began to grumble, because Jesus accepts a person who is socially rejected. Consider your judgment, opinions about others. How do you slander others and why do you do it? How do your opinions influence others: lead them to growth or block them? How do you respond to the opinions of others? How does Jesus look at those you judge? How do you look when others judge you?

3. Today Jesus knocks at your door. Invite him and be with him. Look at Him. The encounter with Jesus transforms everyone as how it changes you?  

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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