1st Sun Lent B
Sunday 18th February 2018

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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

Rest gently in the love of God.

We have begun Lent and received the invitation to journey with Jesus into the dark places of the human heart. As you rest in God’s love, ponder on the darkness that can exist in people’s lives and ask yourself if you can be compassionate to that darkness as Jesus was. Ask him for the wisdom to know how to approach your own darkness and how to be with others in their darkness.

Rest in the love of your God.