Meditation in schools
On Christian Meditation
Meditation has the capacity to open up the common ground between all cultures and faiths today.
But why do we speak of 'Christian meditation'?
- your faith in Jesus enables some sense of personal connection with Him.
- we consider the historical scriptural and theological tradition in which we meditate.
- the sense of community it leads to: ‘when two or three pray together in my name, I am there among them.’
- the other means by which our spiritual life is nourished: the other enriching forms of prayer like scripture, sacraments and worship. Meditation does not replace other forms of prayer. Quite the opposite, it revives their meaning.
- Most central to any understanding of meditation, we meditate in order to take the attention off ourselves. (Jesus said, leave self behind).
In the Christian tradition, contemplation is seen as a grace and as a reciprocal work of love. Not surprisingly, then, if we find we become more loving people as a result of meditating this will express itself in all our relationships, our work and our sense of service especially to those in any kind of need.