Prince Charming has a wonderful t-shirt with Tolkien's fabulous words- not all who wander are lost- thereon. Seems a good way to start into Lent with Floss and the crew! And actually our Methodist Man has been doing the kinesthetic Walk through the Bible in slots recently and we've been pointing out many points of the Big Wander on the way though the desert books!
Anyway, I seem to be starting Lent at the end rather than the beginning. Having started the weekend with thoughts of angels, these fused into thinking about the role of the angels in the desert. Matthew 4:11 and Mark 1:13.
The immediate context is thinking of friends who have had rotten illness times this week involving clinical dehydration and hospitals. Of PC pushing through discouraging times. Of looking back over two years of fraises lachrymosae and realising that life could maybe be more now than an absence of crisis management. (She whispers this last bit for fear of being proved wrong!)
So as I set out to wander through the desert with One braver and better and stronger than me, I am thinking of the angels who "attended Him". And I'm liking that thought! It makes me wonder if maybe this year I won't be giving up for Lent, but taking in.