Discernment and the Cross

Again, I want to focus on St. Paul’s reading. To begin with, he says, “do not conform yourselves to this age, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind that you may discern what is the will of God.” How do we discern the will of God? You do it all the time. Let me put it in the very clear focus for you. First of all, on the negative side when, you do something that is sinful – and all of us have habits of that – in the moment that you execute that thing that you choose to do, there is some comfort – maybe even some enjoyment. Right? But how long does it last? Almost immediately, the devil turns that, and you begin to feel sorrow, sadness, shame, disgust… any number of different kinds of emotions that pull you away from wanting to do that again. Unfortunately, we have a bad habit of falling back into them again. And that is an unfortunate problem that we face in our lives of repeated issues there. Now, let’s set that aside for a moment. On the other side, when you …read more

Source:: Fr. Frank Jindra’s Homily Podcasts