A lot has been written this week, understandably given that the appointed Gospel reading is from Mark 1, about the experiences one can have when out in the physical wilderness. The writers have been on the majority 'city dwellers' who rarely see the stars at night due to a combination of city lights and fog. Living miles from anywhere this is the opposite to my own experience. When I step out at night I am reminded of the vastness of what lies beyond us; the billions of stars and planets which appear hung in their appointed places.
"If there's life on other planets, then I'm sure that he must know, and He's been there once already and will take those children home".