To get at the truth is not easy. We are so prone to illusions about ourselves, we prefer to hide behind facades and masks.The sheer intractability of the task led our predecessors into the deserts of Egypt – where stripped of illusion, standing with their hearts naked before God, they could begin to face the truth about themselves, and begin the task of spiritual transformation. As we approach the season of Lent, we are challenged to go into the desert ourselves, whatever that may mean for us, and to carve out a time for deeper prayer and reflection.

-Br. Geoffrey Tristram, SSJE

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