Meditatio - Reflect on the text of the passage, thinking about how to apply to one's own life.
Oratio - Respond to the passage by opening the heart to God.
Contemplatio - Opening our mind, heart and soul to the influence of God.
Proper 14, Year C
Take time to read through the account slowly- possibly 2 or 3 times, then...
- Identify what 'shimmers' for you?
- Where is your focus drawn in the account ?
- What for you is the main point?
- What is your point of contemplation?
- Which word or phrase has touched your heart?
- What have you "heard" or "seen"?
32 ‘Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
35 ‘Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit; 36be like those who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks. 37Blessed are those slaves whom the master finds alert when he comes; truly I tell you, he will fasten his belt and have them sit down to eat, and he will come and serve them. 38If he comes during the middle of the night, or near dawn, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves.
39 ‘But know this: if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched and would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.’