Meditation Lk 2,1-21

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 Mary in high pregnancy and Joseph. At that moment, they start their journey to fulfill the obligation of register. They leave Nazareth in the north of Israel, and the register takes place in Judea, or Bethlehem, a town in the south of the country. They travel along a road about 160 km long. They reach Judea and there Mary gives birth. You may feel Mary’s anxiety, Joseph’s anxiety. See how they deal with this situation. Many people, shepherds, begin to visit the new born baby. Perhaps the parents of Jesus preferred to be alone then …

Ask for the fruit of meditation: so that I can accept myself and others with love

  1. I encourage you to allow yourself to accompany Miriam and Joseph on the way to Judea, that you may be present at the birth of Jesus, see His birth. Feel what Mary and Joseph could feel. Maybe you can make friends with them, maybe you’ll be useful to them. Be with them as you can in this difficult time.
  2. Looking at this evangelical scene, it can be said that Mary and Joseph were able to accept what the given moment and situation bring. They also accepted arriving people who wanted to see Jesus. It is not about giving in to situations, but about finding the best possible solutions in what happened to them.

How do you accept difficult situations? How do you accept yourself, others?

The Christmas Time is a beautiful time, but often very difficult, we meet people who sometimes more things separates us more than share. Accept everyone as best you can.

3. Mary treasured words in her heart. She did not comment on what was happening, there was no complaint. Maybe first she wanted to understand what was going on, she wanted to understand the curiosity of people who came to see her Son.

How do you act in such situations? What is your ability to give time yourself to react? What are you doing to understand others?

Look at your loved ones: husband, children, wife, confreres, sisters. Maybe today they need your presence more than comments, stories, what happened, where and what someone said. Stay with them.

4.I saw the inscription God’s dreamin one of the churches on Sunday. What dreams does God have? How can you help him meet them?

Look at yourself and others as the greatest fulfilled dream of God. Stay and be with it.


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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