Notice the transforming presence of God within you. Let go of words and images. Surrender all that is stirring, even if only briefly, and rest for a few minutes in God’s embrace.
Letting go isn’t easy. It’s not easy to let go of the things that frustrate us or cause us to worry. It’s difficult to leave behing past hurts or wrongs. It isn’t easy to let go of even the things that bring us happiness. How often do we spend time in silence? Not only in exterior silence, free of noise – but interior silence, free of mental distractions?
One of the real benefits of regularly practicing of Visio Divina is that is allows one to spend time in external and internal silence on a regular basis. It’s not something that will come easy at first, but with most things, consistent practice is the key. I encourage you to give regular Visio Divina a try. Perhaps commit to this practice for Easter season. Now is a great time to let go and be filled with the presence of God.
Chase M. Becker
© And Every Tongue Should Confess, Suzanne Moore, 2004. The Saint John’s Bible, Order of Saint Benedict, Collegeville, Minnesota. Scripture quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, Catholic Edition, © 1993, 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.