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 speaking to the crowds. See the place where he is – maybe inside the temple. During this time, his mother and his brothers have come to Jesus. Someone notes them and announces to Jesus their arrival. Jesus, however, does not go out to the people who came, but he begins to explain what it means to be his mother, sister and brother.
Ask for the fruit of meditation: for the grace of getting to know my motivations in contact with others
For whoever does the will of my heavenly Father is my brother and sister, and mother.
God’s will is a love that seeks to express itself in specific circumstances. It is not destiny. It is the search for an answer to the question: How can I serve God in a given situation? To do God’s will is also means to recognize our desires and follow the desires of the free heart. It means the heart which in its election is guided by the greater glory of God. So, you choose what will bring more goods. It is not enough to go to the Church and pray. Our prayer life should be translated into concrete actions in our lives.
You can look at the life of Jesus. He lived the most perfectly according to the will of God. See what it meant in his life.
Look at your life: how do you recognize and fulfill the will of God? What are your choices?
… wishing to speak with him…
Mary comes to Jesus with her relatives because they want to talk to him. Natural curiosity directs us to the question: what do they want to talk about. However, the more interesting question may be: what is going on in them that they want to talk about something, why is it important, what does it do in them that they go to him to talk, and do not wait for a more convenient time to talk?Look at your contact with others: why are you talking about something, what is happening inside you that you have to say something, or that you keep silence. What happens in your contact with another person that you say something or you avoid talking?
3. Meeting and conversation.What is your meeting with Jesus like? How often do you meet him? Who is talking and about what? Conversation also requires listening. Who is listening and how is listening look like?
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)