Facing a Barren Desert

Today, like Jesus, we may be facing a barren desert

We may be tempted to do the wrong thing

To do something selfish

To do something hurtful.

Or perhaps we have become lost

Not sure which way to turn in our lives

The desert sand gives us no help.

In this bleak moments

We need to reach deep into ourselves

And find the sacred spark

That represents all that is best in us

Which knows who we really are

And who we can be

And remind ourselves that we are here

To share this spirit of live and love with others

To blossom in the desert

Or the concrete of the city

And help others to blossom too.


Topics: Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Eight points and Point 4: Act As We Believe. Seasons & Special Events: Ash Wednesday. Resource Types: Affirmations and Readings.

Review & Commentary

  • Ed Folkwein

    The barren desert, for me, is the yearning for something or is being unclear which step is next. Perhaps, recent retirement leaves one wondering what is next in this new location and this phase of life. To discover where and how to share the life and love within one’s heart and spirit becomes a challenge. Perhaps it will be a discovery which presents itself at the right moment. Meanwhile, seeking patience and perseverance to live one’s love now where one finds oneself is the task.