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: Lake. Jesus and his disciples are in a boat. Ask for the fruit of meditation: about my skill to use my good experiences (my memory)
1. Why are you taking about having no bread? (…) do you not remember?
Disciples are worried that they took with them only one loaf of bread. Their care is so much that they stop listening to Jesus. Jesus sees their anxiety and asks the question: why do not they understand, why do not they remember that he always cared about them? Their concern for lack prevents disciples from staying in the present moment, enjoying the moment. Their attention around the lack of them does not allow them to search and find new opportunities and solutions. How do you experience lack? How do you find yourself in this scene?
2. Look at your life: what good you experience from God in your everyday life through the people whom you put in your way, situations, environment and nature. How do you feel it and what does it mean to you ?Thank God for what you have, what you get.
3. Get in the boat in which Jesus is with his disciples. Listen to Jesus’ words. Let your eyes see, your ears hear and your heart feel.
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)