This week, I’m suggesting a visualization exercise for the spiritual practice. My inspiration for the exercise comes from Sunday’s Gospel.
Jesus’ disciples were alone in a boat on the Sea of Galilee. In the night Jesus walked out on the water to their boat. The disciples were surprised—in fact, doubted that it could really be Jesus. When they were convinced it really was Jesus, this miracle so impressed them that they declared that Jesus was in deed the Son of God.
This is a three step meditation. Step one: quite yourself, relax, breathe naturally, and let simply observe what happens in your thoughts and feelings. When your ready bring to mind a situation—a storm—you are dealing with.
As you think about your situation with it’s attendant feelings ask yourself where is Jesus in this storm? “Jesus” may the image of a person or sense of hope or an insight toward solution for your situation.
And finally, invite Jesus into the storm. What inspires you most to take a step of faith or to take a risk?