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GeE 169: Always In The Light Of The Lord

Today, Always in the light of the Lord. We would aspire to always be, but in this mortal space, not always possible. This aspiration beckons us to discernment not only when the big questions confront us, but also in everyday … Continue reading

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GeE 168: When New Things Happen

Writing of the “urgent need for discernment,” Pope Francis notes that when new things happen, we can be particularly vulnerable. Is something new genuine? Or is the novelty illusory? Dangerous, even? This paragraph strikes me as apt as the scandals … Continue reading

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GeE 167: An Urgent Need

Today, a discussion continues on an urgent need, the gift of discernment: 167. The gift of discernment has become all the more necessary today, since contemporary life offers immense possibilities for action and distraction, and the world presents all of … Continue reading

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GeE 166: Discernment

The final theme of Gaudete et Exsultate will be one dear to those even casually familiar with Ignatian Spirituality. Discernment will occupy our attention for the next several days here. The question we all want to ask, at one time or another: … Continue reading

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GeE 165: More On Spiritual Corruption

Pope Francis cites Scripture, but the description is familiar to anyone who has experience with the Ignatian discipline of discernment of spirits. The path of sin for a believer is far different from that of someone blind to virtue. Perhaps … Continue reading

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GeE 164: Spiritual Corruption

Today, let’s look at the theme of Spiritual corruption. Let’s begin with the Scriptural witness: 164. The path of holiness is a source of peace and joy, given to us by the Spirit. At the same time, it demands that … Continue reading

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GeE 163: Don’t Settle For Less

Is the above title an accurate paraphrase for Pope Francis’ advice? In every Jesuit institution I’ve known, living out the motto Magis entails a deep generosity, and a life far from neutral: 163: Along this journey, the cultivation of all that … Continue reading

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