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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Need for prolonged prayer

In #171 of Gaudete et Exsultate, the Pope tells us that the Lord speaks to us in a variety of ways, "at work, through others and at every moment. Yet we simply cannot do without the silence of prolonged prayer, which enables us better to perceive God's language, to interpret the real meaning of the inspirations we believe we have received, to calm our anxieties and to see the whole of our existence afresh in his own light. In this way, we allow the birth of a new synthesis that springs from a life inspired by the Spirit."

Wow! I guess we all want to have a life inspired by the Spirit! Discernment is really meant to help us to live such a life.

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