Speaking of looking and listening to Jesus

April 12, 2017 — 1 Comment

I have found the daily meditation from the online site Sacred Space very rich for me recently. Today, in conjunction with the passage where Judas betrayed Jesus, it offered these thoughts:

“Holy Week is an invitation to walk
closely with Jesus: we fix our gaze on
him and accompany him in his
suffering; we let him look closely at us and see us as we really are.

We do not have to present a brave face to him, but can tell him about where we have been disappointed, let down – perhaps even betrayed. We avoid getting stuck in our own misfortune by seeing as he sees, by learning from his heart.”

“Conversation requires talking and listening.
As I talk to Jesus may I also learn to be still and listen.
I picture the gentleness in His eyes and the smile full of love as He gazes on me.

I can be totally honest with Jesus as I tell Him of my worries and my cares.

I will open up my heart to Him as I tell Him of my fears and my doubts.

I will ask Him to help me to place myself fully in His care, to abandon myself to Him, knowing that He always wants what is best for me.”

Sacred Space

One response to Speaking of looking and listening to Jesus

    Pierce, Elaine April 12, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Thanks for this piece, Annie. I used this with my work bible study today, and it resonated with all of us. I challenged them to look at this daily and remember how much Jesus loves us – and what he sees as he gazes lovingly at us.

    A blessed Easter to you and Jack!

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