There is a wilderness just beyond these walls. Just beyond our securities, our routines, our distractions – its conditions weather the heart of stone. It lies between who we were and who we’re meant to become. Between selfishness and selflessness. Between self-reliance and dependency. Despair and joy. Apathy and desire. Callousness and vulnerability. It’s the substance of our favorite stories, but it must be experienced first hand. It’ll last longer than you hope or expect. You’ll step into the desert carrying everything you thought gave you identity, purpose and value and walk out empty-handed. We all face forks in the road, but do not fret. The road less travelled doesn’t exist. The one you take will always lead to the wilderness. And there, cold, weak, exhausted, rejected, betrayed, and broken, you will know grace.