Meditation Mt 11,20-24

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 is standing among a crowd of people in the town square. He is talking to them about the pain he feels because the mighty deeds had been done but people had not repented. See sadness on Jesus’ face, maybe anger. Feel his bitterness. Look at people how they look and react to Jesus’ words. Try to find yourself in this scene.

Ask for the fruit of meditation: for trust in Jesus

1. Jesus makes reproaches to towns that they did not repent, that they did not changed their way of thinking. How do you change your way of thinking? In what spaces do you need a change? What reluctances do you have to do a change? What can give you the courage to take a step forward?

2. For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Sodom….

Each of us receives gifts and favors from God every day. Today Jesus encourages us to use the goods received and share them with others. Saint Ignatius of Loyola gave us the examen prayer, which helps us see God’s gifts we receive each day. The first point of this prayer is to stand in the presence of God and gratitude for God’s gifts. See what miracles did Jesus do in your life today? What gifts did you get from him and what did you do with them? How did you use them and share with others?

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)