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2nd Sun Easter B
Sunday 11th April 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 our moments of doubt and scepticism. Thomas’ resulted in a deeper faith and insight into the person of Jesus. In this meditation, we will show Jesus our doubts and see what revelation he offers us.

Sit quietly with your God. Affirm the love that has been offered to you in the Death and Resurrection of Jesus.

When you are at rest in that love, open your mind and heart to the various doubts that may disturb you. Continuing to rest in God’s love, chose one doubt and draw out its implications. Offer this to Jesus and ask him what this doubt can teach you about the mystery of God’s love and revelation.

Sitting quietly, see how God could view that doubt. Can you think of people you could talk to, books you could read that would help you explore its meaning? Do not be afraid of the doubt: Jesus himself is the Truth and he can use it to led you to deeper love and trust.

Ask God for wisdom and guidance.

Rest in the love of your God.

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