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’s night. Jesus is departing to the mountain to pray to God. He spends there all night. When the day comes, he calls his disciples to himself and chooses 12 he names apostles. Jesus calls each apostle by his name. Maybe you’ll hear your name too. Then Jesus and his apostles are coming down. A great crowd of people is waiting for him. Everyone wants to lieten to Jesus and be healed. See their reaction to the coming of Jesus. Let yourself be present in these events.
Ask for the fruit of meditation: to have been longing to hear Jesus words
1.Jesus calls 12 apostles. He calls everyone by name. See and hear Jesus say your name, because he wants you to be his apostle. Note that Jesus does not give special tasks to the apostles, no regulations, no instructions, because he is the mission. How do you react to his call? What does it mean for you to be an apostle in the place where you live, in your everyday life? How do you recognize your mission, how are you experiencing, in union with Christ, the mysteries of your life? (cf. Gaudete et exsultate 19-24)
2.People came to Jesus to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. The order of words: listen and be healed, seems to be deliberately used by Luke. First, one must hear the Word, accept it, even if it is difficult, let it works in us and then heals us. This Word has the power to heal. What word have you heard and received today? How do you listen to Jesus in prayer and in other people?
Jesus also comes in your word to others. How do you care for the quality of your word? What does your word give to others (strengthening, wise love, hope, fear, pain, anxiety, etc.)?
3.Jesus healed all people, who came to him. Jesus didn’t ask any question in this passage. He sees a man in his need. How do you see others, how do see needs your loved ones and those, who are from the so-called margin? Today look at others as if you wanted them to look at you.
4.Today you come to. Jesus to hear him. Be with Jesus and listen to him as you can.
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)