The wilderness. “...an untame, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared.
The wilderness can often feel unholy because we can’t control it, or what people think about our choice of whether to venture into that vastness or not.
But it turns out to be a place of true belonging, and it’s the bravest, most sacred place you will ever stand.” // @brenebrown
This makes me think of Jesus’s time in the wilderness. How immediately after being baptized, he ventured into the wild. I often wondered what this meant for us, besides Lent and sacrifice. And it hit me after reading this Brené Brown quote:
Jesus ventured into the wilderness, a place of desolation and chaos, and gave us the most perfect example of how living with integrity, meaning living according to our truth and values, is what creates the most true belonging, the most courage, and gives us the chance to become more holy.
He shows us that whether our wilderness is a physical place or inside of us, when we show up, have courage, and choose to live the truth, as he did, we become closer to our Father in heaven. Closer to the place and person, to whom we truly belong.