Updated: Sep 25
"THE SPIRIT DRIVES HIM INTO THE DESERT (Mark 1:9-15) We are always tempted to believe either that we live in the "best of times" or "the worst of times," as Charles Dickens put it the 'Tale of Two Cities'. We have this amazing ability to vacillate between elation and despondency, depending on our view of the world's current circumstances.
St. Mark conveys two important truths. The first is that awareness of mission drives us, and the second is that God isn't shy when it comes to redeeming people He loves. What drives you? Is it the Spirit, or are you driving yourself? Remember: its neither the best of times nor the worst of times, but God's time". --from "Faith Encouraged, by Fr. Barnabas Powell