1) Place yourself in the presence of God.
2) Ask for the grace of having a great desire to be pleasing in the eyes of the Lord, and to have eternal life as the only goal of my most important choices, without letting myself be seduced by the spirit of the world.
3) Read the text below and then spend a brief period of time reflecting on it.
What is the “worldly environment”? (From Antonio Royo Marín, Theology of Christian Perfection).
In the third place, the worldly spirit is in those who give priority to pleasures and diversions, increasingly further in immorality: theaters, movies, dances, centers of perversion, beaches, pools with promiscuity of sexes; newspapers, magazines, romances, indecent fashions, careless conversations, provocative stories, double-meaning phrases, etc. Those who do not think or live but only for pleasure and fun, which often sacrifices everything else, even indispensable costs for the most urgent needs of life.
If, then, you have risen with Christ, seek the things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your sights on the things above, not on the things of the earth. Because you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, your life, appears, then you too will be manifested with him in glory. Put to death, then, the earthly in you: fornication, impurity, disordered passions, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry; things for which the wrath of God comes upon the children of disobedience, in which you also walked in another time when you lived in them. But now you also leave all these things: anger, malice, blasphemy, dishonest words from your mouth. Supporting one another, and forgiving one another if one has a complaint against another. As Christ forgave you, so you also do. (Col 3, 1-8.13).
4) Conclude the meditation with the Litany of Humility.