Lent Day 7: in the desert ( reflecting on mental health)

it’s okay to be vulnerable

in the desert,

to be thirsty for life…

to feel

stripped back,


naked even when clothed


it’s okay not to have the words,

it’s okay just to be and breathe,

it’s okay to be empty,

it’s okay to rest….


it’s okay to say the desert was not your choice

of abode,

and is a strange hiding place,

shelter is scarce

in the desert…


it’s okay to say you’re not okay

in the desert,

to stamp, to scream, to weep

to mourn, to sigh….


maybe the very fact that

you are surviving here in the desert

is an indication of strength,

but don’t try to be strong,

just be…

About Sally C

How do I describe myself, I am not what I do, (I am a Methodist Minister), I am not who I am related to (I have 5 wonderful children, 2 lovely granddaughters and 2 lovely grandsons). I am a seeker truth, a partaker of life in all it's fullness and a follower, sometimes stumbling, sometimes celebrating of the Christian pathway. I seek wholeness, joy and a connectedness to all things through a deep reconciliation with the God whose love blows my socks off! I love walking, swimming and photography, I dabble with paint and poetry...
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