2nd Aug Year 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
Rest in the love of God.
When your feel rested in God consider the situations in which you feel inadequate. Maybe it is that you have too much to do, may you feel that what you have to do is beyond you, maybe you feel out of your depth. Focus on your sense of inadequacy. Then hold that out to God.
Simply, honestly, let God know what you feel, what you think. Then rest in God’s love.
After some time, ask what God intends to do with your sense of inadequacy. Let your heart be truly open to the response. (God rarely takes away our difficulties. More often we are given new ways of looking at them.)
Rest in God’s love.