32nd Sun B
Sunday 11th November 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

At times in our lives, we are like the widow in the Gospel, stretched to the limit and still having demands made upon us, though it may not be in the financial area. It may be emotional or physical demands. We may have also put demands on others who were already stressed beyond enduring.

Recall at a time when this has happened to you. How did you get caught, how did you react? Ask the Spirit to come upon you and show you how you could have acted differently, rejecting the subtle and not so subtle pressures to conform.

When you are sensitive to these dynamics at work, consider the people in your circle who could be overburdened at present. Ask the Spirit to show you how you could ease their load.

Rest in the love of your God.