How has your story been affected by collective experiences of love and suffering? In Crisis Contemplation, African American mystical scholar Rev. Dr. Barbara Holmes examines crisis and community as entry points into contemplation. Dr. Holmes uses her prophetic vision and poetic prose to examine how crisis contemplation manifests itself in BIPOC communities and communities of color.
Fishing—my contemplative practice— is the place where I find real connection. I fish with my husband, George. Normally we throw them back, but occasionally bless them for nourishment. We don’t talk a lot. We connect in other ways—through the ocean, the waves, the birds diving, and the struggle. God’s grace has been to live, to breathe salt air, and to just be.