At the end of my workshop In Hartford, CT, on Saturday (speaking on leading guided reflections), a priest came up to chat with me. I hesitate to call him an elderly priest because, although he was obviously up there in years, he had such a youthful attitude that it made him seem quite young. Anyway, the priest was telling me how he’s been doing guided reflections in catechesis for many years and that one thing he likes to do is to conclude the meditation by inviting the participants to imagine that Jesus offers them a gift of some sort. The beauty of it is that each individual is led by the Holy Spirit to conceptualize what that gift is and what it means to them. He said that he invites those who wish to do so to share a description of the gift they have received from Jesus and he said that the resulting sharing is phenomenal.
What a wonderful idea. I look forward to integrating this into a guided reflection sometime soon. Anyone else done something like this?