4th Sun Easter
Sunday 22nd April 2018

Image supplied by Rich Broderick

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 in the love of your God

When you are quiet, focus on the way Jesus calls you by name. You may feel that you haven’t heard this clearly enough to describe it but one way to ‘hear’ it is to remember the times when you have felt love or growth or joy or some other positive strong emotion that was life giving.

Go back to that moment. Feel it again. Slowly experience it and ask: what did you receive? how did you grow? That experience is part of the person Jesus is calling you to be; it is part of his loving name to you.

Respond in love to Jesus.

Rest in the love of your God.