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2nd Sun Advent B
Sunday 6th December 2020


Image supplied by Sr Cecilia Prest, "Tide's Out"
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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 peace, consider before God what you consider to be some of your failings – certain ways of acting that you believe fail to show the life and love that you believe God wants of you. Choose one of these failings and gently hold it before God. At this point make no judgments or decisions on this but ask God’s Spirit to guide how you look at this behaviour. What could be some of the causes for you acting like this? What are the deeper roots of your behaviour?

As you hold this behaviour before you, ask the Spirit to transform your mind and heart in relation to it.

Rest in the love of your God.

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