The true desert is within us, in our soul.
Robert Cardinal Sarah
When I finally looked inside myself, I found what I already knew was there. Each day when I felt the pang of regret. When I hid from the thoughts of failure. As Your voice spoke to me and I didn’t care. I knew what was inside of me. I just didn’t want it. I didn’t want to accept it. I despised it.
I was dead.
I am the desert. I am the arid and forgotten place that no one wants. That consumes all who enter. I am dust.
And You loved me.