The Visio Divina practice is a way to contemplate art and Scripture together. Here is a simple guide you may find helpful as you meditate on the art and lectionary texts posted each week.

View the artwork

What do you see?

Note shapes – color – style – movement
What stands out for you?
What are you curious about?
What questions do you have?
Hold back any feelings – judgments – opinions

Read the accompanying scripture and look over the artwork again

What connections do you make?

Between the image and text?
What is coming to mind from your own experience?
What feelings are rising in you?
There are no right or wrong answers

Read the scripture again and explore the artwork a third time

What do you hear?

What is God saying to you?
What do you wish to speak to God?
What blessing or prayer is rising in you?