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'?

  1. your faith in Jesus enables some sense of personal connection with Him.

  2. we consider the historical scriptural and theological tradition in which we meditate.

  3. the sense of community it leads to: ‘when two or three pray together in my name, I am there among them.’

  4. 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.

  5. 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.