When speaking on prayer and meditation teens and adults alike consistently ask, “What can I reflect on during prayer?” Over the years, I have come to understand that they do not mean, “There is nothing to reflect on” but “What’s new that I can reflect on?”
We live in a society that is always moving and changing. Technology and scientific advances are moving so fast that it seems that we have to keep up or we become passe like yesterday’s iPhone application. Rationalism has taught us that if it cannot be empirically proven or the bottom-line doesn’t reflect the effort then it is extraneous – even in relationships. Consequently, we project that same attitude into our relationships and prayer (correction: relationship is prayer). If it isn’t exciting – it’s not worth pursuing. But that is not love! The question is not how many we love but how deeply we love. We need to ask every day, “Do I love with the depth of the deepest ocean or do I love like an enormously-wide and shallow puddle?”
Jesus is a person. Jesus is who He is and God is what He is. To reflect on His nature is to learn more about His person. We know this by nature. You know what or who you love and you love what or who you know.
So let’s take time to get-to-know the Trinity by meditating on the nature of God. here are a few starting points from the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
These are traditionally symbolized in the hexagonal base of the chalice.
God’s Omnipotence (CCC #s 268-274)
- God’s power is universal.
- God’s power is living.
- God’s power is mysterious (discerned only by faith).
Four Points of a Person’s Likeness to God
- Like God, the person is a spirit (simplicity).
- Like God, the person is immortal (immortality).
- Like God, the person can reason (intellect).
- Like God, the person can choose (free will).
Powers of the Soul
- Free Will
Five Implications of Faith in One God (CCC #s 222-227)
- Becoming aware of God’s greatness and majesty
- Living in gratitude
- Knowing the solidarity and true dignity of all people
- Making good use of creation
- Trusting God in every situation
 The following lists are summarized and quoted from Klein, Rev. Peter, The Catholic Source Book (Harcourt Religion Publishers, 2000) p. 63-64