We continue our Advent journey with the image of the wilderness or desert in our Scriptures. Very often, this wilderness is a foreboding landscape that promises trial and tribulation.
Whether we recall the wandering of the Israelites in the desert or the temptations of Jesus by Satan, the wilderness invites us into that inward journey of preparation. Moreover, this wilderness
promises to be temporary.
Personally, I love the liturgical season of Advent and Lent because it challenges me to slow down, listen, and discern the Holy Spirit breathing the answer to Life into me.
This Advent once again poses the challenge of each of us being “tempted” by Satan to dismiss the preparation period and jump into the craziness of commercialism and consumerism of our society and forget to take the time for the True Presence.
Rediscover the quiet of faith, hope and love! Take a Silent Night and make it a Holy Night!
How can I have more discipline in my life to allow the spiritual priorities to take precedence over secular compulsions? Who is more important this season: The coming of Christ with the gift of eternal life or Santa Claus with just gifts?
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