5th Sun Lent A
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
Sit quietly with your God, resting in the divine love.
Imagine how Jesus was friends with Martha, Mary and Lazarus: the way they could relax together, joke, feast and share the deepest desires of their hearts. Let your mind rest in the ways they could relate together.
Now speak with Jesus about your friendship with him: how you relax together, joke, feast and share the deepest desires of your heart. Rest there for awhile.
If there is any area in your life where you feel awkward with Jesus, ask him to come and call you: “Come out, live in my love.”
Rest in his love.