Discernment comes to us in many forms, and often comes in ways that may be hard for us to see. We are all called by God to fulfill some part to bring about God’s kingdom into our present time. We all have certain gifts and talents that others don’t have, and thus it is important for all of us to seek how those talents should be used, and set about using them. A prayer like this verse, is a good one to use to begin looking for how your gifts might be used.
My late wife, Judy, went into a Catholic Religious Order to become a nun right after high school. She joined the Humility of Mary Order (often called the Blue Nuns), for that is what she thought God was calling her to do at that moment. She felt that being a nun was what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. This Order taught her in school and she became very close with them.
She was in the Order for more than two years, and the time was a very good one for her, for she grew spiritually and in many other ways. However, as time went on, she knew that this wasn’t what she was called to do for all time. She left the Order, but she continued to discern her call as a disciple of Christ and continued to use her talents. Besides helping our family and me grow in our faith she also was deeply involved in Christian education in her local parish. Her entire life became a witness of God’s love to those around her and she discerned God’s call throughout her life
Discernment comes to all of us daily. May you be open to where it may be leading you; it could take you to places that are totally new and different for you!
Prayer, O Lord, help me to walk in your truth, and give me an undivided heart, soul, and mind, to praise your name, and trust you about the future! Amen. Vernon T.
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