Advent Reflections

Advent Visio Divina | Jennifer Fagan

Visio Divina directions

  1. Have the image in front of you
  2. Get comfortable and notice your breath and body
  3. Be present as you look at the image
  • What is the image saying to you?
  • How do you feel as you look at it?
  • What words are coming to you as you encounter this image?
  • Do you glimpse something sacred?
  • Is God saying something to you through this image?
  1. Be silent and sit with what you received.

Optional: Share a word/phrase that you received from the image on the Good Shepherd Members Facebook Group.

Mary praises God

46 Mary said,

“With all my heart I glorify the Lord!
47     In the depths of who I am I rejoice in God my savior.
48 He has looked with favor on the low status of his servant.
    Look! From now on, everyone will consider me highly favored
49         because the mighty one has done great things for me.
Holy is his name.
50     He shows mercy to everyone,
        from one generation to the next,
        who honors him as God.
51 He has shown strength with his arm.
    He has scattered those with arrogant thoughts and proud inclinations.
52     He has pulled the powerful down from their thrones
        and lifted up the lowly.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
    and sent the rich away empty-handed.
54 He has come to the aid of his servant Israel,
        remembering his mercy,
55     just as he promised to our ancestors,
        to Abraham and to Abraham’s descendants forever.”