A Meditation for the Five Senses
Take your Bible into your hands.
Feel the texture of the text—the cover, the binding,
the wholeness of it, the oneness of its many books.
Gaze upon its completeness. The whole of life is before you.
Smell its fragrance. Inhale the breath of life.
Listen to the silence as the book is closed—
as the curtain down before the play begins.
Now open it … pause …
Descend to the place of the day’s reading.
Look to the right and left, front and back at the countless others
beyond your room, yet within your heart, who read and pray with you.
Hear the reading—don’t just read it. Hear it together. Go further …
“Taste and see the Lord is good.”
This is communion—a sacramental taste of God inside of you.
Alphabytes are object meditations
that move through the alphabet two times
in the course of the fifty-two weeks in the year.
“Bible” introduces the Second Sunday in Advent:
winter in the north, summer in the south.
To view all of them, see the menu option Alphabytes