Meditation Mk 10,28-31

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: See Jesus and the disciples. Look at how they look, how they are dressed, how they relate to each other. Hear what they are talking about. Listen to how Jesus says that everyone who gives up their home, family, receives a hundred times more, he gets eternal life. Find yourself in this scene. Look, feel what Jesus’ words cause in you.

Ask for the fruit of meditation: for internal freedom

1. … there is no one who  has gives up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for my sake … who will not receive a hundred times more now in this present age..

a. Jesus does not say to neglect his relatives, but that all our relationships, feelings, actions should be directed to the greater glory of God. You shouldn’t physically leave your home, your loved ones (though this may also be needed), but if you do not last in the relationships in which you are connected with the umbilical cord, you couldn’t care more about the relationship with Jesus than about your home. Perhaps Jesus once again wants to make us aware that he should be at the center of our lives, because only then our relationships and matters have their proper place in our lives. So maybe you should leave the house and others to love them again, to enter into new relationships full of God’s Love?What can this mean for you, your relationships, your marriage (what can you give your husband as a wife, so that the husband would feel loved by you, what can you give your wife, let her be loved as a husband)?

b. Jesus’ words can be applied not only to relationships, external things. Perhaps even more they relate to our attachments, certain habits, areas that we keep under control such as our emotional sphere, our reasons, which we defend at all costs? See those spaces in you that are difficult to leave. Ask Jesus for help in regaining freedom in these places to make space for God.

c. Note that if we do not cling to home, ourselves, others, we become more open to what we meet in life. Our eyes become more open, we can see more, hear more, in our heart we can find more spaces for others. This makes us get more good to share it. What specific goods have you received today? Realize that everything you have received is an expression of God’s love for you. Thank for that.

2. But many that are first will be last, and (the) last will be first.

God’s Kingdom is not of this world. What according to human law is first, according to God’s law may be the last. God’s Kingdom is ruled by the law of the heart. It’s a completely different law. Look at yourself according to God’s law, as a loving God looks – Father for you, for whom you are the first. What you see?

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)