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GeE 176-177: Crowned By Mary

The Mother of Jesus exemplifies discipleship, and remains a model and guide for those who wish to adhere more closely to the teachings and way of the Son: 176. I would like these reflections to be crowned by Mary, because … Continue reading

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GeE 175: Last Words On Discernment

175. When, in God’s presence, we examine our life’s journey, no areas can be off limits. In all aspects of life we can continue to grow and offer something greater to God, even in those areas we find most difficult. … Continue reading

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GeE 174: The Logic Of Gift And Of The Cross

One final note on discernment, The logic of gift and of the cross. First, a note to those who complain God works too slowly: 174. An essential condition for progress in discernment is a growing understanding of God’s patience and his … Continue reading

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GeE 173: Attention To Gospel And Magisterium

More on listening: 173: Naturally, this attitude of listening entails obedience to the Gospel as the ultimate standard, but also to the Magisterium that guards it, as we seek to find in the treasury of the Church whatever is most … Continue reading

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GeE 172: Speak, Lord

When we are silent in conversation, it inspires a friend or loved one to speak. Pope Francis knows that our discipline of silence invites God, and we need not even utter, “Speak, Lord.” When another human being talks to us, … Continue reading

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GeE 171: Silent And Prolonged Prayer

171. The Lord speaks to us in a variety of ways, at work, through others and at every moment. Yet we simply cannot do without the silence of prolonged prayer, which enables us better to perceive God’s language, to interpret … Continue reading

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GeE 170: A Supernatural Gift

Today, let’s look a bit more deeply into a supernatural gift: 170. Certainly, spiritual discernment does not exclude existential, psychological, sociological or moral insights drawn from the human sciences. At the same time, it transcends them. Use reason, but don’t … Continue reading

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