THE WAY OF BEAUTY
THE CREATION OF ADAM
THEME: The creation of man
FOCUS OF THE MEDITATION: God, I came from you, live in you, and am going to you. I am yours, you are mine
The Creation of Adam
"Regard how God holds the sphere of the world in this pairing, how it rests secure."
Notice how Rapael depicts the "Triune God as an eternal relationship of love, a divine family where the Father is over all and in all. The Son is sent from the Father into the world through the Virgin Mary who adores him among the hosts in this fresco…. The Holy Spirit is represented here as the dove, the peacemaker and Sanctifier who leads us into all truth."
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you
before you were born I dedicated you
a prophet to the nations I appointed you.
You formed my inmost being;
you knit me in my mother's womb.
I praise you, because I am wonderfully made;
wonderful are your works!
My very self you know.
PRAYER AND REFLECTION
"How is God's creative loving hand present in your life now? Where do you need the Lord's presence more?"
The comments above are taken from Meditations on Vatican Art by Fr. Mark Haydu. To truly enter into this Visio Divina, I suggest purchasing the book as each masterpiece comes with a complete description, prayer and reflection, and spiritual exercise.