Meditation Lk 21,5-11

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 beautiful, decorated with costly stones temple. There are people who admire its beauty. Suddenly the temple is beginning to crumble. See people reactions. You may also be among them.

Ask for the fruit of meditation: for the grace of life in mindfulness

1. All that you see here – the days will come when there will not be left a stone upon stone another stone that will not be thrown down.

– Take a look at your life, consider the situation when you thought everything was falling apart and it was seemed to be hard to get up. How did Christ lead you then? What goods did these difficulties bring you? What’s a new, good thing was born?

– Also look at your life, on yourself in the context of the impermanence and temporality of life on the earth. Notice how your realizing, that life on earth is only a certain stage, a stretch of much larger whole – eternal life,  affects your way of seeing, perceiving others, and things that concern you.

2. See that you not be deceived…

Why does Jesus want us not to be deceived? What benefits does being in mindfulness have? What does its lack give you?
What is your mindfulness? To what extent are you fully present in all your activities: doing your duties, resting, meeting others, in prayer? What helps you to be attentive and what interfere (take into account both external factors and what is in you inside, your mental, emotional, spiritual state)? It is worthwhile to look at our mindfulness in the context of seeking the will of God. Our life is not the choice between white and black, but it is the search for greater good in gray, because it also has different shades. Everything, that comes from God, does not interfere with our duties, but helps in their execution for the greater glory of God. God does not come to us  in fireworks, but in everyday, ordinary life. How does your mindfulness let you see it? How do you search for God’s will?

3. Jesus is saying to you: do not be afraid. Let yourself sit down next to Him and be fully present at this meeting. 

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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