Desert is called an area, a place where no man can live. And this is because, for man to live, there must be the necessary conditions.
Without water and without the ability to produce products of survival, food, etc., man cannot live and the area becomes deserted from human life and presence. This understanding helps us explain why there are no people in many parts of the world, and at the same time it explains the phenomenon why while there were people in some places, today there are none.
The image is similar when we want to describe desolation in the issues of living faith. Why are there within us or around us, near or far from us, deserted areas, areas without water, without the production of survival goods? Why in regions of the world where formerly lived people who practiced faith now there’s poverty, no goods, lack of living water and total desolation?
Our answer is given by the Bible itself, which not only teaches goodness and prosperity but also explains what happens when people of faith lose their orientation, when livelihood and wealth replace the interest in the issues of living faith.