The Wasteland is everywhere people are living inauthentic lives cut off from their original nature and the innate virtues that are theirs at birth. The Wasteland is everywhere. +++
The world could be redeemed/transformed "like that" (Snaps fingers) if people would simply be who they are/were at birth. Jesus said it: "Unless you turn and become as children, you will never enter (he called it) the kingdom of heaven." The Buddha called it "the farther shore," or "Nirvana." Indigenous Americans called it "The Happy Hunting Grounds." Anne Murry called it "The Land of Gentle Breezes Where Peaceful Waters Flow." Everybody calls it something. It is where people are living authentic lives at-one with their original nature and the innate virtues that are theirs at birth. Everywhere else is the Wasteland. My idea of the church is where people are re-connected with themselves, their original nature and their innate virtues, and helped to find and live the life that is truly their life to live. Transforming the Wasteland into Sweet Beulah Land "like that" (Snaps fingers).