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: imagine the scene from the considered Gospel passage
Ask for the fruit of meditation: for meeting Jesus
1. Jesus explains in today’s Gospel that his mother and brother is everyone, who does God’s will.
a) Jesus talks about relationships, who is his mother, who is his brother. Look at your relationships with others: what they look like, what they mean to you, why you are in them, which of them give you joy and which take away your strength. How do you want them to continue?
b) God’s will seems to be something for many of us that we need to guess and read from a written book. At the same time, we are repeatedly afraid that if we misread God’s will, we will face Hell, or at least some punishment. If everything was written, what would my freedom and responsibility be for my life? Maybe God’s will is all that appears in my everyday life, it is seeking and choosing what brings me closer to God in the place where I am.Think about what God’s will is for you? How do you read it in your everyday life, in your duties, in the place where you live, work, you are?
2. Come to Jesus. Find a place within you and enter this place to meet Jesus.
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)