“The Human Condition: As User’s Manual,” by Arnold Kunst
30 DecemberWe’d be wise to do what Jesus did at the beginning of what the Bible calls His public ministry when He spent 30 days in the desert, all alone. Mind you, it’d be a desert as distinctive to ourselves as His was to Him. After all, He was surrounded by His own home-grown demons, surreal and terrifying; He confronted them with a courage and simplicity that, I think, you and I are called to emulate. In fact, I think a case can be made that His insights into human nature, His capacity to satiate most profoundly the varying hungers of those in His immediate circle, was powered by that desert experience. Maybe the dynamic is constant - maybe, like Him, you and I are to satiate the varying hungers of those in our immediate circle, powered by our desert experience. He's led the way, it is our privilege to follow that path.