Thursday, March 4, 2010
Desert Days of Lent
Part of it is that I am really in my Lent -I am in the desert. And my mind is very much on the journey to Jerusalem that is coming. (That would be the metaphorical one - although if someone said I could go to Jerusalem, I would be on the next plane, without a moment's hesitation.)
Anyway, as Lent goes, I am in the desert. That's fine - it is where I need to be. I am reminded of Hosea 2:16 - "But look, I am going to seduce her and lead her into the desert and speak to her heart." That of course brings to mind, Jeremiah 20:7, "You seduced me Lord, and I let myself be seduced..."
All this seduction, the desert, the silence... Such are the ways of Lent. I carry on, so far, I do not hear the speaking to my heart. I have no doubt however, it will come.