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24th Sun A
Sunday 17th September 2017


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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 this Sunday’s Gospel Jesus makes clear our call to be merciful but bases this on our experience of God’s mercy to us.

Rest in the love of your God.

When you are at rest, consider the times and ways that God has been merciful to you. Slowly reflect on practical personal moments when you have known God’s mercy as well as more general experiences, like being alive and the beauty of creation, etc. Dive deep into that mercy and let it surround you.

Now consider a relationship where you know you are withholding love from a person, not being merciful. Held in God’s mercy, ask God what you can do that is best for that person. Imagine different ways that you can do this. If you baulk, ask God to be merciful to you and give you strength and wisdom.

Rest in the love of your God.

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