Friday 21 October 2022

About Today Readings

Ephesians 4:1-6. Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face – Psalm 23(24):1-6. Luke 12:54-59.

Applying right judgment

The Gospel reading today reminds us of the importance of insight and discernment. St Ignatius illuminates these themes in his teachings. Insight is the process of gaining an accurate and deep awareness of what is being contemplated. Discernment is the process of determining and applying right judgment. Take a moment to ponder a decision you may need to make. Note all the factors involved and assess the bias that may influence certain points. Be careful to remove all personal bias or attachment to these points. Then carefully analyse which options are viable and would lead to a satisfactory outcome. Once known, pray to the Spirit and assess which good option is the better of the two. That is the decision to be made. That is the teaching Jesus offers us today. Be decisive but make haste slowly.

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