Visio Divina – Transformation and Resurrection

acrylic on wood panel, 12x12, stations of the cross
acrylic on wood panel, 12x12, stations of the cross

Transformation and Resurrection

Visio divina is a form of divine seeing in which we prayerfully invite God to speak to our hearts as we look at an image. 

As you gaze at this  image, I will offer some questions for silent reflection, some of which may speak to you, while others you may choose to ignore. At the end of the meditation, I will invite you to write in your journal about your experience.

In station 13, Jesus’ body is taken down and his mother and the women prepare him for burial in the tomb owned by Joseph of Arimathea. Now where is the red color of pain? Notice how it has increased in each figure, yet Jesus is colorless.

Notice how the divine blue and sacred white surrounds and embodies the caretakers of Jesus’ broken body. Notice the gold in the background, indicating there might be more to the story.

Station 14… see how the red has been left on the cross? The entire scene is devoid of color and the outline of the tomb emulates the Greek “omega” symbol. This is the end… yet, there is a slight glow of blue and purple at the edges. What might be happening?

Resurrection – Whom Are You Looking For?

Notice how all the colors have shifted. The black, red, white, yellow, even neutral are still present, but their balance has changed. How does this tell the story of life and love winning?

Take some time to journal your experience.