"Run to the desert! Our heavenly Father reveals the glory of his beloved son at our Blessed Lord's baptism by John, and then straight away Jesus is thrown into the contest of temptation in the desert.
"At first glance the desert may seem the place of struggle, the place of abandonment. Gazing at the arid dry wilderness of our lives may lead us to believe that God has left us; that he is far from us. However, over and over again in the Scriptures, God shows us that the desert, the place far away, the place of travail and combat, is the privileged place of encounter with God."
recent commentary, Father Patrick Briscoe, O.P.,
reflected on why the desert is a privileged place
of encounter with God.
To access Fr Patrick's complete post, please visit:
Aleteia: Fr. Patrick Briscoe, OP: Run to the desert! Why we should seek out this place of struggle (21 FEB 21)