The Wild Goose with Fr. Dave Pivonka
The Spirit and the Desert | Episode 10
Episode 10 • 28m
"[Jesus] was led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days, to be tempted by the devil." - Luke 4:1
On the day Jesus was baptized, the Holy Spirit anointed him. Immediately after this event the Holy Spirit led Jesus to the desert. The desert was a place of isolation, death, and defeat, but Jesus was led to the desert so that it may be forever changed into a place of grace. The Spirit led Jesus to the desert and also protected and cared for him while he was there. The desert is a part of every Christian's life but it does not have to be a place of despair or isolation. The Holy Spirit is present to life's deserts and when we experience his presence it changes our spiritual life. The desert is no longer a place to be feared but can be a profound encounter with Jesus.
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