Numbers 21:4-9The Israelites grow impatient in the barren desert. They lose sight of God’s plan: to lead them from slavery to true freedom.
It sometimes feels as though we are in a wilderness. Lent seems to last forever, and it can be tempting to begrudge the journey ahead of us. This sense of the wilderness can pervade other aspects of our lives - in our work and even at home. Why are we here? When will we ever get to rest and taste fresh fruit?
Sometimes, it helps to take a step back and to listen to God. We can also examine our conscience. What gifts has the Lord blessed me with? How can I grow in the goodness of Christ? In what ways do I hunger and thirst for justice?
Let us allow our hearts to listen and understand more deeply God’s call in our lives.