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32nd Sun A
Sunday 8th November 2020


Image supplied by Lois Munro
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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.

When you are at rest, ask yourself how alert you are to the presence of God in your life. A sign of this can be how you react to the unexpected. Consider a few recent situations when life has not gone according to plan. How did you react? Were you consistently put out? Did you approach the situation wondering how God could work within it for love – for you to give and receive love?

When you recognise your pattern of acting, bring it before God and ask how you can make yourself more ready to welcome the divine presence into your life.

Rest in the love of your God.

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