Out in the desert is one of the great themes of Lent. The Gospel reading for the first Sunday of Lent always finds Jesus in the desert, where for 40 days he fasted and was tempted. This Lent, once again, the Lord is inviting us to go out in the desert with him. For these 40 days, Jesus wants us to leave the status quo of our daily, mundane existence so that he can manifest his love, his power, and his intimate presence in our lives.Out in the desert is where we will experience our own weakness. Out in the desert is where we will experience a need for God. Out in the desert God wants to show us in a new and powerful way that we are loved and desired. Out in the desert we will learn that God is our consolation and strength.So here we are once again in the season of Lent. It is time to go out in the desert…
Sister Lisa Maurer
Sister Lisa Maurer was born and raised in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, before entering the Monastery, Sister Lisa taught and coached in Catholic Schools within the New Ulm Diocese. Sister Lisa made her first Monastic Profession in August 2009. She currently ministers at the parishes of St. Lawrence and St. Joseph in Duluth.See all of Sister Lisa’s posts.