Fans of Maria Muldaur recall the song “Midnight at the Oasis” and its incongruous line about sneaking off to a desert frolic amid the cacti. Ouch! A better reason to head out to the desert is to drink from the still and empty silence. It’s one of those thin places where the veil between you and God becomes rapidly transparent. But you don’t need arid terrain to meet your Maker. Find some local still space and visit there often.
Today’s readings:Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46; 1 Corinthians 10:31—11:1; Mark 1:40-45 (77).
“[Jesus] remained outside in deserted places, and people kept coming to him from everywhere.”
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