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15th Sun C
Sunday 14th July 2019


Image supplied by Sr Kym Harris
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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.

We all experience difficult situations where we see a great need and find ourselves inadequate. In your recent experience, ponder on one situation that challenged you. How did you react, defensively or with compassion? If you acted defensively, ask yourself what ‘reasons’ you gave not to help. Now that you are removed from the situation, how justified were the reasons. Could you have acted differently?
If you acted with compassion, how drawn into the situation did you become? Were you too involved or were you able to keep your life in balance?
Looking back on the situation, imagine how you could have acted differently.

Rest in the love of your God.

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