Meditation Lk 4,31-37

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 Lordthat all my intentionsand actions may be directed purelyto the praise and serviceof His Divine Majesty
Fixing a place, a picture for meditation:It is the sabbath, a day off work. Jesus is in the synagogue at Capernaum. He is teaching people who have come to hear Him. Suddenly a man’s cry is heard. He is accuses Jesus of having come to destroy them. Jesus recognizes the demon in this man and commands him to come out of the man. Try to see the amazement of people seeing this miracle. Let yourself be at this event in the synagogue.

Ask for the fruit of meditation: Jesus, please change my heart

1.     (…) and they were astonished at his teaching because he spoke with authority. The word of Jesus is full of authority. God gives us a different word every day in the liturgy of readings of the day. This Word is full of power, it is an indication of what we should look for in a given day, what we should relate to and what kind of word we should live. This is a very specific word that God sends to us every day. It changes your heart, makes a miracle in your life. All you need to do is take the Gospel in your hand every morning or day earlier in the evening and slowly read it.Which Word from today’s fragment changes your heart, moves you? What is it encouraging you?

2.     The healing that Jesus is doing today takes place on the Sabbath. It is for a man possessed by liberation, getting a rest that allows him to re-open himself to God, and thus gives strength to a new life.                                                                                                                                                                          This mentioned rest is also very important for us. It is a time of recuperating, changing our perception of difficulties and at the same time gathering energy for further work for the glory of God. How do you take care of your rest? How do you let Jesus heal on your Sabbath time? What’s the rest for you? Do you take care of your family  rest, which will change your relationship?

3.     Thank Jesus for the miracles (what?) That he has done for you today.

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)