6th Sun B
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.
Consider the various aspects of your personality, your strengths and weakness. As you look over who you are, notice the aspects of yourself that you are ashamed of, the parts you would like to cut off, to ignore, exclude. You will notice these aspects because they make you feel ashamed and you find it uncomfortable to look at them squarely.
When you have recognised these aspects, take the risk, bring them to Jesus and remind him of his power and grace. Then sit quietly with Jesus and see what he does.
Rest in the love of you God.