Sunday, 22 February 2009

Into the wilderness with Jesus (1): seeing clearly

brothers water reflection

Wilderness helps us to see clearly. That which is inessential to our journey or which clutters the view is stripped away. What was once only glimpsed is seen more fully. The image attempts to convey this.

As Winter prepares to give way to Spring the bare branches allow us to see through and beyond the immediate to the far horizon. Soon luxuriant foliage will attenuate this beautiful prospect of the lake. However, the memory of what we saw will remain and will enrich our appreciation. To emerge from Lent is to carry the same hope within us. What we see during these forty days of wild journeying with God really matters.

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