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Baptism of the Lord C
Sunday 13th January 2019


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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 in the love of your God.

As the heavens opened in Jesus’ baptism, God wants the heavens to open in our lives, to have our lives radiate grace and love but we can only do this by allowing God’s love and life to first wash over us.

Sit and listen to God call you ‘Beloved’ with Jesus. Take the words to heart and let them resonate in you. As you accept being the “Beloved” consider the various challenges you have in your life and ponder on how you, as “Beloved” of God, could respond in such situations.

Rest in the love of your God.

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