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25th Sun A
Sunday 20th September 2020


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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

God’s generosity has surrounds us in so many ways, even in the midst of suffering, pain and failure. Having experienced that generosity, we are to allow it to pass through us to others.

Rest in the love of your God.

Consider the manifold ways God has been generous to you: in the people who love you, in the opportunities that have come your way, in the gifts and talents you have received, in the creation that surrounds you. Continue to meditate on this generosity till you have a full and generous heart.

Now consider some relationship where you know you are mean-spirited towards another person. Conscious of the generosity God has shown you, how can you be generous to that person? What kind words could you say, what loving gestures could you do? As you struggle with your attitude, imagine that you are the means by which God wants the divine generosity to flow into that person’s life. How would God use you?

Rest in the love of your God.

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