I have been reading a book for Benedictine Oblates. It has an article on “Solitude” that I think is very good.
The article makes the point that God has often dealt His people through the desert. Jesus went into the desert after His baptism. And, of course, John the Baptist lived in the desert.
Yet the most interesting point I think the article makes is that the “true desert” (what a terrible term) is within. That point inside of each one of us where we confront the Transcendent. I want to explore that more. (And, maybe, next time share some quotes from the article.)
I have also been reading a book on Julian of Norwich that I just cannot put down.