Lent Video Four — Guided Meditation: ‘Traveling in the Dust of the Rabbi’

Today Fr. Ron Will is going to lead you in a guided meditation. He will start by reading a passage from the Gospel of Mark (Mark 1:29-34). Here’s the text to help you prepare.

On leaving the synagogue he entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John. Simon’s mother-in-law lay sick with a fever. They immediately told him about her. He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up. Then the fever left her and she waited on them.

When it was evening, after sunset, they brought to him all who were ill or possessed by demons. The whole town was gathered at the door. He cured many who were sick with various diseases, and he drove out many demons, not permitting them to speak because they knew him.

When you start the video, Fr. Ron will read the Gospel for you and then lead your through a guided meditation, taking you deeper into that story. He calls this experience “an example of traveling in the dust of the rabbi.”

To prepare yourself to see this scene in your mind’s eye, Fr. Ron suggests you close your eyes, take a couple deep breaths, relax, let go of other thoughts and concerns.

When you’re ready, click on the video below to begin.

New videos will be posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We’ll send you an email on Thursdays to remind you to watch. You can find all the videos here (after they are posted): Lent Video Series. You can share your thoughts about the video on our Facebook page.

[Fr. Ron Will, a Precious Blood priest and spiritual director, is a graduate of Catholic Theological Union and Creighton University’s School of Christian Spirituality. He has a special interest in helping form intentional disciples of Jesus, encouraging others to go spiritually deep-sea diving to explore a deeper relationship with God, and walking with people as they dive into the ocean of God’s mystery actually experiencing God rather than simply dipping one’s toe into the water.]

The image above “Simon’s mother-in-law, Fen Ditton” by TheRevSteve is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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