True, we still have to live our lives – we still have to go to work or school, we still have to shop and pay bills, we still have to carry on all the daily tasks required of us. All of that is inescapable. But we can go into the desert of our hearts, that quiet, solitary place in which only God and ourselves exist. With practice, we can remain there for extended periods of time despite the activity around us.
This past Sunday during his Angelus address, Pope Francis urged us (again) to carve out time for solitude so that we can experience spiritual growth and conversion this Lent. In my latest post on Catholic to the Core, I outline helpful ways to do just that.