Meditation Mk 1,21-28

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 intentionsand actions may be directed purely to the praise and serviceof His Divine Majesty

Fixing a place, a picture for meditation: On the sabbath, Jesus and his disciples came to Capernaum, a settlement of several thousand inhabitants situated on the Sea of ​​Galilee. A military garrison was stationed in Capernaum, there was a customs office and there was also a synagogue to which Jesus entered and began to teach people who were there. A man with un unclean spirit was also in the synagogue. Jesus commanded un unclean spirit to go out. People were surprised by what they saw and heard. Be present in this scene.

Ask for the fruit of meditation: that I may experience the power of Jesus in my heart 

1.They were astounded …

People were astonished by the way of speaking, or maybe Jesus’ actions. What could they expect, why did they feel astonishment?What do you expect from Jesus? What does Jesus surprise you with in your life?

2.… the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice …

a. An unclean spirit shakes a person – un unclean spirit does not give freedom, he limits a person, deprives him of choice, decision. God gives people freedom. God says if you like. He gives you freedom because you are his beloved daughter / son, whom he trusts. What is freedom for you and how do you learn to use it? How do your decisions contribute to the greater glory of God?

b. Un unclean spirit screams, he is loud, because he must be spectacular to be attractive, noticeable. God comes in silence, into the depths of your heart, he does it without shouting, he does not need publicity. God only wants the relationship of love with you. You can find God’s presence in all things, very simple ones like walking, looking, talking, tasting. How did God come to you today, where and in what actions did you see Him?

3.We often expect that God will surprise us with something, that the other person will surprise us, of course, positively. And maybe today ask yourself, what can you surprise God with, what will you surprise your husband, wife, children, or maybe yourself …? 

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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