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2nd Sun Year c
Sunday 16th January 2022


Image supplied by Sr Kym Harris
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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.

Gently consider the different aspects of your life and focus on those where you feel dissatisfied, where you lack a sense of peace or of joy. Choose one and sit with it for a while. Imagine it being like water, unable to give joy or to sustain your spirit. In faith, bring it to Jesus and express your fear, doubts and pain. Once you have poured out your heart, rest awhile and wait to hear his response. Then do whatever he tells you.

Rest in the love of your God.

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