Meditating on the Word
Meditatio involves pondering the meaning of the Word
in the context of its original story, in
the Lord's teaching, and in one's own life.
In this way, the Word swells and takes root
in the faculties of the soul.
"Blessed is the man who meditates on
wisdom and who reasons intelligently. He
who reflects in his mind on her ways will
also ponder her secrets…he will pitch his
tent near her, and will lodge in an excellent
lodging place;…he will be sheltered by her
from the heat, and will dwell in the midst
of her glory." (2)
"But Mary kept all these things, pondering
them in her heart." (3)
Onto her soul He scribes His Word --
Carved in the wall, crystal and clear.
She focuses on what she's heard,
And recollects her senses here.
The light of Truth shines through this
Projecting on her faculties.
Discursively, she sifts It all,
And intuits Its subtleties.
The gentle warmth of the rays shine,
And fill her soul with loving grace;
The presence of the love divine
Prepares for Him her sacred space.
The divine light and love outpour
On recollected souls that yield
To grace and truth, whose rays restore,
His presence as they are revealed.
The presence of The Word shines through
Souls to enlighten and imbue.
May the Presence of the Word enlighten our
souls with His Truth and imbue them with
His Love as we recollect ourselves and meditate
on His Word.
5. Sirach 14: 20,21,25,27
6. Luke 2:19
(c) Paul Buis, 2004