In the Wilderness . . .

Women's March Passing Beneath My Window

Women’s March Passing Beneath My Window

The “wilderness” of ancient Judea was a place of danger and death, a place to be feared and avoided. It was in that wilderness that John called people to change their lives and prepare the way of God.

With his angel’s wings, John is the immortal messenger moving through time and space, shouting, “In your wilderness, prepare yourself to see God where God is, to do the work of God, here and now!!” John preached repentance/change and the sign for that was washing in the river. The baptism did not just mean cleaning our bodies but also cleaning up our act.

I am not sure, but last week’s marchers may well have been doing just that. The marchers were saying that they would be seriously working to save the environment and make life better for all human beings.

Recently Mother Evelyn here at Saint John’s Cathedral in Denver posed the question: “How do we keep our faith and our dreams when we find ourselves in the wilderness?”

We pray. We help others. We work to save the environment. We march.

And whatever else it takes.

4 comments to In the Wilderness . . .

  • lou breitenbach

    God bless Gay.

  • Leslie McNamara, PhD

    Dear Gary, I love the metaphor of being in the wilderness; it describes so well how so many of us feel. It is wonderful to see you forging on with your beautiful icons and your beautiful, resilient spirit! Love to you and Ron, And God Help Us All for the next 4 years,
    Leslie McNamara

  • Leslie McNamara, PhD

    That is supposed to be Dear, Gay, not Dear Gary!!

  • Jody Brotherston

    Gay, your beautiful icon holders remind me of the church vestments….they indeed protect the beauty that is inside. We are all in the wilderness,
    ….and looking to help others and the environment.

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