Meditation Mk 3,31-35

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 a house: how it looks from the outside and inside? There is a crowd of people in the house, who listen to Jesus. See how people look, how they sit. Notice Jesus, who is in the midst of them. Someone comes to him and says that his mother and relatives are outside and asking for him. See Mary with those, with whom she came. Where are you ?

Ask for the fruit of meditation: for getting to know my identity in God

1. His mother and his brothers arrived. Standing outside they sent word to him and called him.

What did Mary probably feel while she was waiting outside the building? She is the mother of Jesus, but she doesn’t come in. Why is she doing this? What is she guided by? What is her relationship with her son? What can Mary teach you in this situation? Look at your relationship: with your children, your relations. How do you feel about it? How do you react when your relatives tell you to wait? What is your waiting, being outside? What does this mean to you?

2. Who are my mother and (my) brothers? (For) whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.

How do you fulfill the will of God? What is it and how can you find it? God are creating the world and us all time, he is doing it from his love. So it can be said that his will is that, you would be happy, that you would have the deep, inner joy, that you draw from living in relationship with Him. The way and the type of resources you use to achieve it, depends on you. Find your desires, dreams about your personal and professional life, that you feel are the way out to real life and set them with your talents and limitations (so stand in your humility, in the truth about yourself, as you can). See how and what you can realize and how does it lead you to the fullness of life in God today, here and now? 

3. Jesus shows by his attitude, that if we want to do God’s will, we must leave our family, our relatives. This is not about physical isolation. To leave the family means to know your identity and re-enter the relationship. Maybe you do not have to have the same beliefs, persuasions as your ancestors, maybe you do not need to have a profession like your parents, maybe you do not have to pray in the way like your grandma did? Maybe your path of your development is different because you’re unique, no one else has the same DNA code as you! What is your identity? Who you are? Who are you feeling? Who are you in the eyes of a loving God? Listen to what God wants to say.

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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