Welcome to the Saturday Examen.
This week, we will enter into the Examen in an imaginative way…
First, spend a moment becoming still, and noticing all the gifts of God’s love surrounding you… and within you.
Imagine yourself in a place where you feel at peace. It might be your own room at home. There are two chairs there and you sit on one of these.
There is a knock on the door and you open it. It is Jesus. You invite him to sit down. What is it like to have him there? He has brought a book with him and you realise that it is a photograph album of the week… He has taken pictures of you throughout the week.
You and Jesus look through the photos talking about them. If one in particular catches your eye, for which you are grateful, spend some time with it and talk to Jesus about it . . .
Is there a particular picture Jesus wants you to look at? What do you feel about his choice? What do you say to him about it?
Is there a picture there which you wish wasn’t there? Talk to him about that too.
When you are ready the album is closed. What do you ask of Jesus before he departs, to help you for the week ahead? How do you take leave of each other?
How do you feel now?
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.