Meditation Mt 7,6.12-14

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 wide and narrow gate. The narrow gate leads to the Kingdom of Heaven, the wide gate is an exile to eternal longing for God. What do the gates look like, what are they made of? Jesus is waiting for those who come at the narrow gate. See how he helps people to remove unnecessary baggage and walks them through a narrow gate. Be present in this scene.

Ask for the fruit of meditation: for an encounter Jesus

1. In everything do to others as you would have them do to you …

It seems easy. We want to get good ourselves, so we have to give good to others. Why does it sometimes hardly comes to us? What is happening in me, that sometimes it is easier for me to speak unpleasantly to the other person than with kindness? What drives me in my friendships?

Maybe it’s worth you to look at yourself first, maybe here is the answer to the above question. So look how you treat yourself? What do you wish? How much and what kindness do you have to yourself? And then think about: what kind of goods will you give to another person? What does she  / he need? What do you want to give her/ him?

2. Fot the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life …

Is it possible for God to create a gate through which it will be difficult to get to heaven? Is it possible that he would want only a few men to come to him? The answer is obvious: no! God wants every human being to be immersed in Life so that every human being can experience what is life-giving and that everyone can meet with God-Father who is waiting for a human being.

What can happen that this gate becomes too small to pass? It seems that the most probable thesis is that the baggage with which we want to go through this gate is too big. What can we carry in it? Well, everything that is related to material, our financial, material and what is associated with our emotional and mental world: beliefs from childhood: I have to deserve, I have to do the job perfectly to let others accept me, I have to … See, what is your baggage, what do you wear in it? What do you want to leave?

3. Fortunately, there is good news: Jesus is waiting for you and he can help you pass this gate. Meet with Jesus, maybe just near the narrow gate. Perhaps now he will help you unpack your baggage and guide you through this gate … let him do it.

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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