16th Sun A
Sunday 23rd July 2017

Image supplied by Sr Kym Harris

Mirror meditation

In the Letter of James, we are told that the Scriptures are like a mirror in which we can see ourselves. In this type of meditation we take a piece of Scripture, hold it before us and consider what echoes within our heart. These echoes help us to see who we are before God and how we are loved.

What usually echoes in us are situations that we are dealing with in our lives. When something strikes us, we do not actively try to solve the situation or work it through. Rather we sit holding it in God's love. The point of such a meditation is to make space within the situation for God's love to be. In 'sitting with' such a situation, painful or sad, we come to recognise the love of God that is at work on our lives.

The suggestions for Mirror reflections can also be used for Exercise reflections but wouldn't be advised for Driving Prayer as often some degree of emotion or distraction might rise in such prayer.

This Sunday's Mirror Meditation

In the parable of the wheat and the weeds our assumptions of what is good and what is evil are challenged. Often it is not as clear-cut as it may look.

Sit quietly with your God, rest in the divine love.

When you are at rest with God, start to ponder some aspects of your life.
- What are some aspects that you readily call ‘good’ – what might be negative about them? How could they undermine the life of faith, your relationships with others, your personal growth?
- What are some aspects that you would readily call ‘bad’ – what might be positive about them? How can they build up the life of faith, your relationships with others, your personal growth?

As you ponder these things, realise that the kingdom of God in our midst is growing, challenging and transforming us into a new creation that we will only understand when the fullness of God’s love is revealed.

Rest in the love of your God.