At times, words are too much for me on Good Friday. All the noise. All the motion. All the focus on the candy.
Today on Good Friday, using the simple instructions below, spend a few minutes meditating on this image depicting Peter’s denial of Christ.
- Look at the image and let your eyes stay with the very first thing that you see. Keep your attention on that one part of the image that first catches your eye. Try to keep your eyes from wandering to other parts of the picture. Breathe deeply and let yourself gaze at that part of the image for a minute or so.
- Now, let your eyes gaze at the whole image. Take your time and look at every part of the photograph. See it all. Reflect on the image for a minute or so.
- Consider the following questions:
- What emotions does this image evoke in you?
- What does the image stir up in you, bring forth in you?
- Does this image lead you into an attitude of prayer? If so, let these prayers take form in you. Write them down if you desire.
- Now, offer your prayers to God in a final time of silence.
Here are three suggestions if you would like to continue this Spiritual Practice:
- When you look at Instagram, choose an image for Visio Divinia
- Pick a piece of art from your host country
- Use this meditation for Rest on the Flight to Egypt
Had you heard of Visio Divina? How was trying it with the picture of Peter? What did God reveal to you through this practice?
Image by Waiting for the Christ
P.S. Winner of the Coloring Book has been notified :)