Part from the book: 33 Meditations by Tomislav Ivančić


Meditation course:

Sit down, relax, leave your worries on the threshold of your consciousness, then go from one great man in history to another and see if you can follow him with conviction: Buddha, Muhammad, Lao Tzu, philosophers, professors, scholars, ideologues, generals… Which path is safe and which brings peace despite death? Who do you trust? Are you on the right path? Whose life do you live? Who do you rely on? What will happen with you tomorrow?

Then stand before Jesus. Remember his words. Remember what he did. He is in front of you now. Can you choose his path? Tell him everything you think…

Conscience is clear in the basic principle: you must do good and avoid evil. But what is good and what is evil in a specific case? That is where people are divided. Some consider the war justified, others say that weapons should not be taken in hand. Some divorce, others see that it is an injustice because of the children. Some believe that premarital relationships are a normal sequence of love, others say that they are selfish in two and therefore inhuman. Some adhere to the morals of  Islam, others to Hinduism, others still to Buddhism, the next to common sense, and others still to Christian morals.

Who is right? This pluralism of opinions and regulations shows that people cannot see by their logic what is right in a particular case. This means that people necessarily wander. Unfortunately, that is the case. That is why there is so much evil among us. If someone showed us what is always good, the Earth would prosper with justice and peace. Even if we could do it…!  

So far, only one man in the history of mankind has dared to say that he has both the knowledge of morality and the strength to do it: Jesus of Nazareth. He said he was the Truth. And that he who follows him will not wander in darkness. He said that he is not only the Truth but also the Way. And even more: that he is Life itself.

It would have been frivolous of him if he had not proved everything with his life. He died for those claims. He performed miracles, healed, forgave, gave divine power to the world, overcame death. A billion people are following him today. He is the Son of God.

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Tomislav Ivančić (EJ)
He was born in Davor in 1938. After studying philosophy and theology in Zagreb and Rome, he was ordained a priest of the Zagreb Archdiocese in 1966. After achieving a master's degree in philosophy and a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, he returned to Zagreb in 1971, where he became a professor at the Catholic Faculty of Theology, University of Zagreb. He is the head of the Chair of Fundamental Theology, and was one of the editors of the Theological Review. Areas of his scientific work are philosophy, theology and literature. He explores the relationship between philosophy and theology, faith and science, atheism and religiosity, revelation and faith, the Church and ecclesial communities, Christianity and religion, the phenomenon of sects and issues of theological epistemology. His special field of interest is the study of man's existential-spiritual dimension, where he discovers the way of modern evangelization and the necessity of the development of spiritual medicine, which, along with somatic and psychological, is indispensable in the complete healing of man, especially in the healing of spiritual diseases and addictions. For this purpose, he developed the method of hagiotherapy and founded in 1990 in Zagreb the Center for Spiritual Help, of which he is the head. From 1971, in addition to working at the faculty, he was a student religious teacher in Zagreb, the initiator of the prayer movement within the Church of the Croats, the founder of a religious society called the Prayer and Word Community(MiR), and the leader of numerous seminars for spiritual renewal and evangelization at home and abroad. After completing his studies and scientific doctorate in fundamental theology at ... (Read more at