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33rd Sun A
Sunday 15th November 2020


Image supplied by Lyn Cook
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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, consider the gifts and talents that God has given to you. Name them and as you name each of them consider how you could creatively use it in your life. Let your imagination run free. It doesn’t matter how grandiose the images may be so long as what you imagine is loving – towards God, other people and yourself.

Take one of these imaginings and ask yourself why you would or wouldn’t put it into practice – is it lack of practicality, common sense or fear that would stop you? Ask the Spirit to give you the wisdom to discern what you can do to use your gift.

Rest in the love of your God.

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