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: Synagogue at Capernaum. See the place where people are standing, where they are sitting, where is the place to chair. Maybe you are there.


Ask for the fruit of meditation: . for the peace that Jesus gives

  1. Jesus teaches.

The word of Jesus is full of power and his teaching is astonishing. Why does what Jesus says amaze people? What amazes you? Why? What causes in you the Word that God addresses to you in the readings of the liturgy of the day, in silence, through other people, various events? What surprises you?

  1. The reaction of the possessed and the reaction of Jesus.

The healing that Jesus performs today takes place on the Sabbath. It is liberation for a possessed person, obtaining rest, which to open themselves to God again and thus gives rise to a new life. Take a look at Jesus’ reaction – to his peace, a very matter-of-fact action. He knows where the real source of Life is, where he is to seek strength. He knows that he is not focused on evil, but on his Father, in whom he finds strength and peace.

What is your life-giving source? Where do you get peace from?

  1. People’s reaction.

Look at people’s reactions. Which of them do you find yourself in? Or maybe you notice those that are not recorded in the Gospel and come to your consciousness?

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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