02 April 2009

Wisdom Borrowed

I used to live in the desert.

The barrenness was so jarring I would intentionally schedule my flights into Phoenix at night. The bird’s eye view of all that dirt and dryness made my heart ache. I missed the comfort of lush foliage, trees with leaves, fields of tall grass.

It took me a good 6 months before I saw any beauty there. Before I started to appreciate the strength of all that exists there.

In the desert, everything has a purpose. Nothing is wasted.

The sparseness eliminates distraction. Allows you to focus.

This kind of simplicity is what Lent is about.

We let go of a few comforts and maybe rediscover our own purpose.

via The Windshield Rosary

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