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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Generosity is involved in discernment

We have actually reached the last four sections of Pope Francis' Exhortation on Holiness. We are still talking about the essential condition for progress in discernment. In #174, the Pope says that "an essential condition for progress in discernment is a growing understanding of God's patience and his timetable, which are never our own....Generosity too is demanded, for 'it is more blessed to give than to receive' (Acts 20:35). Discernment is not about discovering what more we can get out of this life, but about recognizing how we can better accomplish the mission entrusted to us at our baptism. This entails a readiness to make sacrifices, even to sacrificing everything. For happiness is a paradox. We experience it most when we accept the mysterious logic that is not of this world...

Underlining is mine.

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