Forty Days Alone

Updated: Feb 19

Forty days alone,

a wilderness of thoughts,

tempting and inviting thoughts,

which could so easily have distracted you

from your task, your mission,

your vision.

Yet you emerged, stronger and more attuned

to all that had to be done,

despite a time constraint

that to our eyes would have seemed hopeless.

We too live in stressful times.

Demands are made of our time,

that leave so little

for the important things of life.

We are easily distracted

in the wilderness of our lives,

by every call to go this way or that,

to turn stone to bread

leap from mountains,

and do all that would keep us from the truth.