2nd Sun Lent
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
Recall the significant moments in your life – the times when your saw your life as part of something greater. Amongst those moments, focus on one. Slowly recall what happened, where you were, what was happening, how the moment unfolded. As you recall this moment, ask the Spirit to show you what grace it has for you now. What happened then can enrich you now.
Rest in the love of your God.