Meditation Mt 13,36-43

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 the whole world. This world is a soil ready to receive seeds. Therefore, Jesus spreads the seeds all over the soil. Then you can see how he cares for them: watering, giving the sun, fertilizing when needed. The seeds begin to germinate, green stems and leaves grow, until the plants start to bear fruit. See this scene through your eyes of the imagination, smell plants, taste of fruit.

Ask for the fruit of meditation: if I were the seed, which would give a food, taste fruits

  1. See yourself as the seed that Jesus sowed in the best soil for which he still cares for love. See how he cares about you – what exactly he does, because he knows that no other seed is able to give the same fruits as you. So you are unique and special to him.
  2. Everyday you give fruits – think about what you do with them: you keep for yourself, share with others or is it difficult for you to see them? You can ask for the grace of open eyes that will help you see your fruits.
  3. Whoever has ears ought to hear. I encourage you to listen during this holiday time. If you are by the sea – listen to its noise, if you are in the mountains – listen to the silence of the mountains, if you are in the city – listen to the noises of the city … Just listen, you may be surprised how much you hear. Good luck!

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)