Reflections for our Times — meditation

Do We believe in Jesus?

Tags: forgiveness, gospel, homilies, jesus, meditation, messiah, new testament, Pagola, spirituality

Meditation on Luke 9, 18-24    Once when Jesus was praying  in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist;  others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “The Christ  of God.”  Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone. And he said, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law,  and he must be killed  and on the...

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Giving God our Burdens

Tags: compassion, espiritualidad, healing, meditation, mercy, prayer, Secularism, spirituality, transcendence

Daily challenges, the difficulties of coping with a routine that is not feeding my soul anymore with the nourishment it needs, and my many personal limitations generate varying levels of stress that breathe in and out in an exhausting and consuming cycle. After time goes by, in my attempts to cope with the many afflictions, my daily struggle becomes a burden. As time went by and after observing no long lasting results regardless of how I tried, frustration kicked in. As a result of this, just a few days ago I prayed to you Lord, so that you would take...

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Fear

Tags: christianity, compassion, fear, healing, meditation, mercy, spirituality

Talking with a friend of mine who has recently gone through a tough trial after spending 18 days in a hospital caring for her husband, a comment arose regarding the fact that after a specific age we should not have to be providing for anybody else. She is of course right and ideally, this is the way it should be; but in reality it works in a different way. Each of us knows how challenging life is these days. Partly due to the self imposed obligations and responsibilities, we continue pulling our own wagon during decades, and we never really...

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VIDEO: "Distraction and Attention", by Laurence Freeman OSB

Tags: john main, laurence freeman, meditation, peace, prayer, silence, Spirituality, transcendence, wccm

One of the greatest sources of unhappiness in the world is distraction. Laurence Freeman OSB, Director of the World Center for Christian Meditation (WCCM) and Author of our Meditatio Series, explains to us on this video how to meditate, how to concentrate and have more attention.  

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Returning to One’s Own Center – The Novelty of Silence

Tags: john main, laurence freeman, meditation, peace, prayer, silence, Spirituality, wccm

A fable from the fourth century Egyptian Christian tradition reads as follows: “A father used to say, ‘Just as it is impossible for you to see your face reflected on troubled waters, in the very same way, your soul cannot pray to God in contemplation if it is not free from alien thoughts’”*. We are living on a long path that returns us to the center of ourselves. Increasingly, we attempt to recover from the feeling that we are traveling on a high-speed train in which our personal and social experiences flow at such a velocity that we are unable...

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