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1st Sun Advent C
Sunday 28th November 2021


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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

Rest in the love of your God.

We all have unfilled, hungry parts of ourselves where we desire something more. Where are you needy? What are you waiting to have happen in your life?

As you address your neediness, ask yourself how do you handle it? Are you tempted to deaden it with mindless worry about other things, with alcohol, with work?

Imagine how you could be attentive to God in this need. Imagine how it could be a passage to God’s transforming grace and that you would be able to turn your neediness into a gift for others.

Rest in the love of your God.

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