Our environment is the wilderness that is spoken of in Luke 4: 1. I think of this especially during the upcoming Lent. Jesus' temptations in this desert/wilderness are similar to mine and probably yours. All the temptations the devil offer are material stuff, i.e., possessions, power, and status. Of course, being old, I know better than when I was young. Experience has taught me that people who have acquired much, aren't any happier than I am and maybe pretty sad and miserable. What they lack is God. Our relationship with God not only guides us through the wilderness but shelters us from assaults. We are "led by the spirit," through life, just as Jesus was led out of the desert wilderness.
Meditation upon this Sunday's Gospel: Luke 4: 1-13.