Miss Eagle has entitled this blog To the Desert. This is an ancient Christian practice across the globe, and across cultures that Christians find themselves in. In the desert, the individual is confronted mentally, physically, spiritually, and environmentally. Some have opted for a life lived full-time in the desert. Others go to the desert to be re-created, to provide a great focus on communion with the Creator, to sustain themselves. Then on return to mainstream life - which at this time is all too often an urban/suburban lifestyle - the riches and richness gained in the desert is brought into daily life. In short, the desert is with us even when we are remote from it. The desert has transformed and enriched us and shown us a new reality. For some insight into this process, read Michael Kelly's account of another Broken Hill experience undertaken this year.
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Desert confrontation or desert retreat
Labels: Travel and Retreats
I'm a Has Been - or to be grammatically correct a Have Been. I have been - Nurse, Librarian, Station Cook, Union Organiser, Political Staffer, Corporate PA, Business Woman. I receive that well-known arts/blogging subsidy known as the Old Aged Pension and keep myself occupied out-of-doors with gardening, community activism & doing coffee.