22 February 2015

Transforming the desert...


How magnificently God transforms things, bringing order out of chaos, sense out of confusion. Christ went into the wilderness for forty days, and during that time He underwent terrible trials and met even Satan himself. But for those of us who follow Christ, the Lenten wilderness has been transformed. Instead of Satan, we meet Christ; instead of trials, we have at our disposal every means of spiritual help. The redemptive work of Jesus Christ takes place even in the desert, as He transforms a place of desolation into a time of consolation, all out of love for us. Because of that love, we can know that every sorrow will be turned to joy, and every dark moment will, eventually, be flooded with the Light of Christ.