The Meaning Of Blue: Recovering A Contemplative Spirit
In his first Apostolic Exhortation, Pope Francis wrote: “We need to recover a contemplative spirit.” The Meaning of Blue is about just such a recovery. Blue is the color of heaven, of purity and truth. Its rarity in naturally occurring substances on earth and its abundance shining in the sky speak of the same thing: a celestial light to which our culture is increasingly blind. With examples drawn from both the inspired ambiguity of poetry and the depths of the Bible, Fr. Luke Bell shows the reader a way of knowing creation and language as manifesting divine truth, and then leads further—into the mystical tradition of direct contemplation of God.