Our souls and our spiritual health are things worth protecting. Often, our spirit is revived and strengthened by finding a culture or location where it can best grow and develop. At any time when the forces of existence weigh upon us so that we feel we are in a deserted place, we can and should pray. Even if the prayer is simply one word: “Help!” The example of Jesus shows us prayer can turn the deserted places into PGI time. Then, when we get to those bad spots, we are not simply getting reacquainted with God, but turning to the One who has been making the divine known to us all along.
- Mark 1:9 - 15