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: Jesus is sitting on the mountain. A crowd of people around him. You are there too. See what Jesus looks like, hear his tone of voice. Jesus is talking about the gate and those who enter through it, to be closer to God. Look at sitting people, see their faces, reactions.

Ask for the fruit of meditation: for the desire to seek the will of God

1. Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.

Do you do it in your life? When you are doing something for the other person, do you consider his/her situation, his/her desires? Are you guided by the greater glory of God?I encourage you to implement this principle in your everyday life this week, not only in your relations to those who are close to you and you have pleasant relationships, but also in relations to those which are difficult to you.

2. Each of us goes through gates many times in our lives, which lead us to the closer relationship with God. The gate is not big, so before we get through it, we have to dump the luggage that we carry on our backs. What is this luggage? Maybe schemata, beliefs, addictions? Or maybe, you must only desire God’s love, want to be as close to God as possible to go through the gate?
See your gate. Jesus now wants to lead you through your gate. Let Jesus guide you through it. He does because he loves you.

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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