Lent: Entering the Beauty of the Desert

Taken from the border of the wilderness area in Joshua Tree National Monument

Seeds of contemplation on the beauty of the desert on the eve of Lent. . . .

* “I will allure her into the desert and speak to her heart.” Hosea 2:16

* “In silence and hope will your strength be.” Isaiah 30:15

* “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10

* “Make of yourself a capacity and I will make of myself a torrent.” — Words of Christ to Blessed Angela of Foligno

* ” She lived in solitude, and now in solitude has built her nest; and in solitude he guides her, he alone, who also bears in solitude the wounds of love.” — St. John of the Cross

* “Solitude is not emptiness for we are walking toward an oasis where someone we love is waiting.” — St. Therese of Lisieux

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4 Responses to Lent: Entering the Beauty of the Desert

  1. This is perfect for today!

  2. So soothing, Angela. It makes me feel quiet, like there isn’t a sound out there…or in here. Thanks for posting 🙂

    • Angela says:

      Kathryn, so glad you stopped by for a look.

      Honestly, I’ve never in my life experienced such quiet as there in that spot. The only sound was the wind blowing. Absolute stillness, heat, and silence. I didn’t want to leave, even though there was a deep awareness inside that I did not belong there, could not survive there. It was as if I were being granted a great privilege.

      Wishing you quiet, inside and out….

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