To Feel and to Live as Jesus Lived
To be a Christian is to feel as Jesus felt and to live as He lived. It is relatively easy to know what Jesus' preferences were, his lifestyle and spirituality, the central meaning of his life. But there is another thing, as difficult to discover as it is to live, and it is this: how to capture the inner harmony of the Lord?
We need to get to the roots, because the essential is always beneath the surface. To discover Jesus’ inner atmosphere, we need to descend to the primordial and original springs of the person where impulses, decisions, and life are born. In short, we need to discover and participate in the inner life of the Lord.
How do we do this? The “soul” of Jesus appears transparent in His words and deeds. We have to begin by leaning on the whole Word with a contemplative attitude in order to be rooted in the Lord.
You should place yourself in an attitude of faith, asking for the assistance of the Holy Spirit and letting yourself be carried away by its inspiration.
Then, with all of your faculties recollected, in faith and peace, in a state of admiring suspension like one who opens to the infinite sidereal world, let yourself be taken, with a contemplative gaze and infinite reverence, into the intimacy of Jesus, and “remain” there, letting yourself be surprised and sensing everything that is happening there in the depths. Once submerged in that environment, quiet and motionless, let yourself be impregnated by those various existential and living harmonies, sharing in the profound experience of Jesus in this way.
This is the knowledge “beyond knowledge” (Eph 3:18)
Extracted from the book “Sensing your Hidden Presence by Fr. Ignacio