Meditation Lk 6,12-19

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: See the scene from the Gospel – Jesus calling the apostles. You can also imagine people who came to Jesus to heal them. Be present in these scenes, be a participant in the events.

Ask for the fruit of meditation: for the desire to meet Jesus

1.Jesus went out to the mountain to pray

Jesus goes to the mountain alone to pray. Jesus has a special place to meet his Father. He also goes alone, which may indicate that it is important for him to meet alone with God. It seems that only during such a meeting two persons can gain the most intimate relationship, in which it is possible to get to know each other as deeply as possible.

Look for your special meeting place with God – not only outside but also in yourself, so that wherever you are you could experience the deepest encounter with God.

2.… all in the crowed were trying to touch him, for power came out from him and healed all of them.

Everyone wants to touch Jesus because they believe that this touch will heal them of their diseases. It is not written, whether physical or mental diseases, or various injuries, which are also a disease that often hinders life in freedom and full joy. Touch can therefore be healing. Touch does not have to concern only its physical form. We often say that someone touched us with words and behavior. In this sense, touch usually has negative connotations. Touch can therefore be not only pleasant, but also painful. Sometimes touching our wounds is painful, but thanks to this touch they begin to heal. It can be painful when we treat cuts on the body, sanitize the wound, stitch, putt on and change the dressing, but it leads to healing of the wound. We can feel fear. We may also want to be touched to feel closeness, to allow ourselves to be healed by touch.

See, think about what touch you give others? How do you let others touch you? What does this touch change in you? How do you let Jesus touch you? What kind of touch do you want, what places in you need the healing power of touch?

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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