He leads me beside still waters: He restores my soul....
Devotions by photograph often works for me! Especially when the photo carries with it memories of significant moments.
In more reflective moments of whimsical "what ifs" I wonder what the Gospels might have looked like if they had been illustrated with photos taken by Peter or Mary.
How good would a time delay photo series have been in those key moments at Cana when water became wine, huh?
Or if one of the Magi had taken a few holiday snaps of the living conditions of ordinary people in Bethlehem?
Then, what if Mary Magdalene had used her smartphone to snap the gardener early in the morning?
More seriously, the juxtaposition of personally taken photos with personally significant texts is just one other possibility for a contemplative hermeneutic.
As I look for ways of slowing down, paying attention, thinking thoughtfully rather than rapidly, I am finding music, paintings and now photos provide occasions of prayerfulness.