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In case you missed first week's post, which explains Visio Divina in more detail, you can find it here.

Take some time to contemplate today's image titled "Mary and Eve" by Sister Grace Remington.

A pencil crayon drawing of Mary comforting Eve. An arch of plantlife is over their heads with fruit depicted. Eve is looking down, Mary is looking lovingly at Eve. A snake intertwines Eve's calf and foot, but it's head is being crushed under Mary's heel. Mary is wearing a white gown and blue head covering and is obviously pregnant. Eve is covered by her long brown hair and holds a piece of fruit to her chest.

1. Divine Seeing: gaze at the whole image. Notice your breathing; take a deep breath. Take in the image, giving space and time for it to speak to you.

2. Reflection: notice what the image brings forward for you, or how it connects with the theme of Peace. Notice the garden, the arch, the fruit, the hands and gaze of the women, the snake underfoot. A few questions you could use to reflect: How do you feel looking at the image? Where is your eye drawn? If you were in the image, where would you place yourself? Does a name for God arise for you from this image?

3. Prayer: with or without words, move your thoughts to a conversation with God.

4. Rest: return to your breathing. Pause, rest, and receive.

5. Expression & Action: journal, speak out loud, or share with a friend what has come up for you through this practice. What action might come out of your time with this image?