A Wilderness of our Own Creation
Wilderness is something we do not see in the United States much these days, but just as we create the wilderness we do enjoy, we can create our own mental and spiritual wildernesses, and they can be as tempting and dangerous as those filled with animals. We are tempted to think we are all alone, that no one can understand us, that no one wants us, but perhaps we can follow Jesus's example--before he went out to the wilderness, he was told that he was a loved child of God, and this helped him come back out of the wilderness. The same is true for us.
Topics: isolation, Lent, wilderness