Monday, September 22, 2008


"In all our praying and searching and setting forth guidelines for discernment, let us never forget that discernment is not certitude; it is understanding according to the best of our ability. True discernment always leaves room for faith. Certitude doesn't require faith, and God is always desirous of faith. Our discernment points the way, suggesting how we should decide and act, but we act in faith, not certitude. God gives no guarantees about the outcome of our discernment, but he will be with us on our journeys and will teach us through our mistaken turns. And his divine fingerprints will mark our lives." - Ben Campbell Johnson, Hearing God's Call