Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sent into the Wilderness: Jesus' Pilgrimage as an Adult Begins in Earnest

I am reflecting upon the sermon I preached today, based on Mark 1:9-15, where Jesus is sent into the wilderness "by the Spirit."

I was struck by that line, "By the Spirit."

For several years I've felt like I was in the wilderness and need to remember that I was "sent by the Spirit" into this wilderness.

On the pilgrimage of life, there are periods that are long stretches of desert.

But I have hope tonight because the desert is a place of  re-learning, again, once more, what it is to be a follower of the Pilgrim God.

Ah! the good news, of course, is that Jesus is surrounded by angels and the wild beasts, created by none other than God!

Buen camino!