Meditation Lk 7,11-17

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: Jesus and his disciples are in Galilee, they are going to the city of Nain. At the moment He is approaching the city gate he is meeting a funeral procession. The mother of the deceased man is at the front of the procession. She is also a widow. The woman is crying. Jesus is pitying her. He resurrects the died man. People feel anxious. Try to see yourself in this image: where are you? Who you are?

Ask for the fruit of meditation: for the grace of trusting Jesus

  1. When the Lord saw her, he was moved with pity for her and said to her, “Do not weep”.

Jesus meets the widow when she is in a hopeless situation – she has lost her only son. At that time, children were the only protection for their parents. So the widow had a prospect of loneliness and misery ahead of her. And then Jesus comes to give her not only consolation, but to understand that God is always with her and wants her to be happy.

  •  Remind yourself of the difficult moments when you thought it was really bad when you did not see any chance of a rescue, to get out of those hopeless situations …. and yet you are today, here and now …who helped you?…whom you asked for help … try to see how Jesus then took care of you.
  • Jesus meets the woman when she is in a very difficult situation. Perhaps it was only now whet the woman became open enough to allow Jesus to meet her. Look at when you are most willing to meet Jesus. What is your relationship, your meeting with him when “everything is going well”?
  1. Young man I tell you, arise! The dead man sat up and began to speak…

Each of us has dead areas (our injuries, lack of faith in our abilities …), desires within yourself. Everything, what is death in human eyes, thank to Jesus can recover life. Invite Jesus to visit your dead spaces together with you. Ask him for the grace you will be able to look at these things in new light,  so that your dead areas will arise and be able to live the “fullness of life.”

  1. Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, exclaiming.

In situations where our mind is unable to grasp we feel fear. See these situations in your life when you were afraid because of misunderstanding. What did they concern? what did they learn you? what specific good things did they bring? Thank Jesus for it.

4,Today, Jesus is coming to you now. Look at Him and be with Him. Let yourself immerse in His love.


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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