An excerpt on discernment and the importance of feelings, from my new book, God Moments: Unexpected Encounters in the Ordinary.
Each day our desires come face to face with challenges, and the mess of feelings in the middle doesn’t make the spiritual life any easier. Yet these three things are important to pay attention to.
Buddhism’s Lenten challenge for us.
What would you do if you got $100,000? Saint Ignatius leads us in a meditation on this problem.
Who’s got the sweetest disposition? — Donald Duck can teach us a lot about human brokenness and finding God within.
Justin Bieber’s new fragrance line emphasises longings and false hopes.
So what if I want white wine with beef or red with chicken? Our culture tries to conform to the expectations and the “supposed-to’s” of the status quo. Are we trying to be something we’re not?
Like materials that can change states with temperature (water, metal, plastic), we too change states but remain the same at the core.
We’re told not to be a quitter, but sometimes there are great benefits in saying “no” and quitting. It all depends on what our investments are and what we’re willing to invest to progress in our God-given calling.