What an auspicious theme as we begin the Season of Advent: Reflection! And what better place to reflect than in the desert? The photo above was taken while I was driving with another sister from Minnesota to California. It is from the part of the journey through the Salt Flats of Utah. A more desolate and eery landscape you could not find! And yet there is such beauty in the midst of it.
Next Sunday, the Second Sunday of Advent, we will be reminded of the words of the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one crying out in the desert: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord!”
May we, when we are on our desert journeys take the time to reflect and find the beauty around us and within us. Then, surely, “all flesh shall see the salvation of God.”