Meditation Mt 9,32-37

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 intentionsand actions may be directed purely to the praise and serviceof His Divine Majesty.

Fixing a place, a picture for meditation: Jesus and his disciples walk around the cities and villages and he teaches in synagogues. He also heals people. One day, people bring a mute person from whom Jesus throws out a demon. This man begins to speak, to hear. Everyone who watches this miracle is very surprised. Maybe you are also present in this scene.

Ask for the fruit of meditation: for the experience of God’s love 

1.Relation with Jesus.

In the meditated passage of the gospel, Jesus is presented as a miracle worker whose activities include healing people. In those historical realities in Palestine it was thought that all illnesses are the result of satanic possession. Hence, healing often involved throwing out an evil spirit. Probably also people living at that time needed very real miracles, signs to believe in God. But did such relationship with people? Why do we want constant healings? Perhaps it results from the fear of physical death, which is a certain stage in our lives. Maybe it is worth striving for a more loving relationship with God that is life-giving, lasting than ever asking for another miracle of healing (though the desire to be healthy, rich is natural and it is good in itself, but it can not be the first motivation in our relationship with God)?What is your relationship with God, what do you expect from it?

2. A plentiful harvest.

There is very little time in Palestine for the harvest because of the weather conditions. Hence there was a need for many workers to be able to collect all the fruits and yields. Refer it to your life. Let this field from which you need to collect fruit be your day. How often can we hear that the day has passed through the fingers, time is running out? Think about what is your harvest? How do you find time to collect the harvest? If you do not find, what can you do, what changes can you make in your day to find it? 

3. Jesus had compassion for people.J

esus, seeing the lost, wounded people, compassions for them, shows his love, does not tell them that they are losers. Today, look at yourself and others with gentleness and love. If you want – do something good for your and your loved ones.

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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