In the circles I move in, I often hear the term “discernment.” We ask people to discern before they make major decisions. We hear people saying that they are discerning what programme to study, what job to take, or whether they should marry. We hear people saying that they are discerning their mission or personal vocation. […]
It will cost me everything. I both fear and long to be completely committed to it. It feels far beyond my ability, yet the path always appears when I take another step. I am speaking of discipleship. The path grows increasingly and startling alone the deeper I walk, for this is a journey that everyone […]
This seemingly locked gate reminds me of how easily deterred I am sometimes by the appearance of obstacles. But perhaps if I took a closer look, or if I had a deeper desire, I would notice that things are not always as they seem.
The one philosophy lecture I remember most vividly from my undergraduate days was about freedom. In a course on St. Augustine, we learned about freedom of the will and the important distinction between two kinds of ‘freedom’ – liberty and license. License is “the freedom to do whatever I want” and liberty is “the freedom to choose the Good”. […]
Yesterday evening, I was musing on how I had come to love and seek out Solitude and Silence when once I would have run from them. The reason that I have come to love them is because I have found that they help me so much in coming to really know and love God and […]
When I was growing up, there was always a domestic helper at home to help with the chores. But in the 9 years I lived abroad and the 8 years that I have been married, I have cleaned and kept my own home, and I hope to continue to do so for as long as I can. […]