MANY PEOPLE ASK …, “How do I know what God wants me to do?” and “How do I know when it is God speaking and not my own voice echoing in my desires?” Discernment is the way by which we find the answer to the first question and sort out the voices in the second question.
Spiritual discernment is about finding God’s yearning for the direction of our life. It is not a once-and-for-all answer to our questions but a continual seeking for God’s longing as we accept the invitation to live into the abundance God so freely gives us.
– Valerie K. Isenhower and Judith A. Todd
Living into the Answers: A Workbook for Personal Spiritual Discernment
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So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I have grown old, and my husband is old, shall I have pleasure?”
Genesis 18:12, NRSV
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This week we remember: Boniface (June 13).
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