DESERT // LENT D::10

[ READING :: Psalm 42 ]

Meditation ::.

“Bright days (in life) will not last forever, and sometimes you will be so devoid of all devout and Godly feelings that it will seem to you that your soul is a desert land, fruitless, sterile, wherein you can find no path leading to God, no drop of the waters of grace to soften the dryness which threatens to choke our your life entirely. It is very true that at such a time the soul is greatly to be pitied, above all, when this trouble presses heavily, for then, like David, his food are tears day and night, while the enemy strives to drive it to despair, crying out, “where is your God? how do you think you will find him, or how will you ever find again the joy of His Holy Glory?”

-- From An Introduction to the Devout Life by Saint Francis de Sales

? How do you respond when you find yourself in the desert ?