For many contemplatives, as they deepen into the Presence of silence and stillness, the desire for informational reading often lessens, even for spiritual texts. A little goes a long way, as the saying goes. There is a magnetic attraction to the depths, to lingering there in alert receptivity, listening, pondering, just being. The soul is quickened and sustained by the beautiful and the true.
For the past four years, as part of the Contemplative Outreach yearlong online program, Mary Anne Best has been writing and curating weekly gems of the beautiful and true – contemplative reflections based on each Sunday's Scripture, along with a beautiful image to engage visual and creative faculties to "see beyond seeing".