Listening to the Music of the Spirit: The Art of Discernment
Living a spiritual life is a matter of making choices. In our everyday circumstances as well as at crucial turning points, the choices we make shape our lives. "Discernment offers us a practical way of living", says David Lonsdale. "Discernment in everyday life is a matter of regular reflection on daily events within a framework of prayer". He provides a clear explanation of the steps involved in the process of discernment as first outlined by St. Ignatius of Loyola.
Through real-life stories and examples, Lonsdale carefully shows us how to sift through a variety of circumstances and options, as well as our feelings and thoughts about them. He explains how placing all this within a framework of prayer and consciousness of God gradually makes us aware of the harmonies and disharmonies between the mystery of Christ and out-own lives. This awareness then guides us in the choices we make.