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Discerning God’s Will

Recently at the Sunday liturgy we sang “Jesus, Lead Me.” It is not the most powerful or deep or even beautiful of music, but it raised a question for me about how I/we know where it is that Jesus is leading us. Nearly a month ago, I read the book Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life by Henri Nouwen with Michael Christensen and Rebecca Laird. This book is the third of a series (the other two are Spiritual Direction: Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith, and Spiritual Formation: Following the Movements of the Spirit) …

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How Can This Be??

As Advent approaches, we’ll hear the story of the angel Gabriel’s visit to Mary, and her incredible “yes” to her role in our Salvation.  But there’s another phrase Mary utters in that same exchange that has really struck me lately. When told she will conceive and bear a son, Mary asks “How can this be?”  That phrase has really stuck in my head.  When I step back and look at my wife and children I’m amazed at how blessed I am.  I know I’m not worthy of such blessings and I have to ask, “How …

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