Friday 10 July 2015

Obedience in the desert

We've just heard an article from our Constitutions on obedience. My mind wandered somehow to Jesus wandering in the desert of Judaea all those many years ago, after his baptism, immersing himself in the will of his Father. A desert 2000 years ago, probably very different: much more water in the wadis, in Wadi Qelt, in Wadi Kidron; more vegetation, probably, more animaletti too. But no way of "getting back to Jerusalem" by the next bus. You are there, in the desert, in the tremendous desert, alone, ALONE. Wondering what you are doing there, perhaps. Not clear yet the consciousness - or maybe the consciousness is always there, the divine consciousness, but the clarity about identity has not yet reached judgment, has not yet become knowledge. Just there. But, I would think, with a tremendous sense of trust and peace, while also searching how to be Son. How to be Messiah. 

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