“Belonging so fully to yourself that you're willing to stand alone is a wilderness -- an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. The wilderness can often feel unholy because we can't control it, or what people think about our choice of whether to venture into that vastness or not. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it's the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand.” ― Brené Brown, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone The wilderness is a place we stand alone, and yet it is also the very place of meeting, the place God speaks. It truly is wild, uncontrolled, vast and open. It takes courage to go there. But it is also beautiful beyond words. How have you learned courage in making the choice to stand in your own belonging, with God? What boundaries have you set, what wounds opened to healing balm, what thirst spoken in the coldest dark or the heat of midday—and can you see the courage in those movements? How is the wilderness of this Lent mirroring your own wild soul to you?

Posted by Jamie Bonilla at 2023-03-07 14:30:03 UTC