With the important interview with Pope Francis that was published this week, I have been reminded of how much I want to keep on track with this blog.
If you haven’t read the whole interview yourself, (no summaries really do it justice!) I encourage you to please do so. I am still praying and processing how I am to live it in my daily life, using what Pope Francis talked so much about to help me; discernment! (He mentions it 21 times!)
Discernment is always done in the presence of the Lord, looking at the signs, listening to the things that happen, the feeling of the people, especially the poor.
Pray for me as I work on figuring out exactly how to live these beautiful priorities of our Holy Father in my daily life. My initial reaction is to volunteer for another ministry in my parish, but these lines from Pope Francis are ringing in my ears:
“But I am always wary of decisions made hastily. I am always wary of the first decision, that is, the first thing that comes to my mind if I have to make a decision. This is usually the wrong thing. I have to wait and assess, looking deep into myself, taking the necessary time. The wisdom of discernment redeems the necessary ambiguity of life and helps us find the most appropriate means, which do not always coincide with what looks great and strong.”
So lets pray and see where and how to implement these words in my life!