Antoine de Saint-Exupery
We refer to lent as a desert experience. Lent is when we shed the ‘extras’, a time when we spend time in solitude, alone with ourselves. It’s not always easy, the desert can be quite harsh. Without our little comforts to protect us, we sometimes expose our naked souls and come face to face with our wounds, our scars and those dark parts of ourselves that we hide so well in the light of the day. There is no room for justifications in the desert….it’s just me and my God, and my God can see through all the excuses that we make for ourselves.