The Desert Flower

                                           A Reflection by Brother Roger of Taize

Even when you cannot recognise Christ,

will you stay close to him in long silences when nothing seems to be happening?

There with him, life’s most significant decisions take shape.

Tell him everything, and let him sing within you the radiant gift of life.

Tell him everything, even what cannot be expressed and what is absurd.

In your struggles, he brings a few words, an intuition or an image to your mind… 

And within you grows a desert flower, a flower of delight.

                                                                         Image source

Tropical flowers in the desert and how they grow narrated by David Attenborough.

                                    A nice metaphor for the paradox of faith methinks ...

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