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 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: 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 of the named apostles. Jesus calls each apostle by his name. Then, He and his apostles are coming down. A great crowd of people stands on a stretch of level ground and is waiting for him. Everyone wants to hear 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: I ask  all my choices and reltionships will be based on Love

  1. Jesus stands before the choice of the 12 apostles. He goes to a secluded place for prayer. It can be said that he is discerning who to choose and He does it in communication with his Father. In this way Jesus makes every important decision, he seeks his Father’s will.
    How do you make your decisions? What is your process of discernment? What does Jesus teach you in this scene?
  2. Jesus chooses 12 apostles. He calls each of us by speaking his/her name. Let you see and hear how Jesus says your name, because he chooses you for being his apostle. 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 daily life?
  3. A crowd of people are waiting for Jesus on a stretch of level ground. Jesus goes down to the crowd. He always  goes to people, and stoops himself to the level of a man, because he wants to be equal with each person. He descends to a level that enables him to make the closest relationship with a human being.  Jesus desires it most.
  • Look at your relationships with others, especially the difficult ones, on your attitude towards people. What is your motivation in your relationships?
  • Stand and see how Jesus is going down to you because he loves you. You are unique to Him. Let Jesus come as close as possible..

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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