På samme måte kan hver av oss oppdage sitt kall kun gjennom åndelig dømmekraft, «den prosessen som et menneske gjennomgår for å ta sine grunnleggende valg, og da især sin livsform, i dialog med Herren og lyttende til Åndens stemme» (forberedelsesdokumentet til den femtende ordinære biskopssynoden «De unge, tro og kallsbedømmelse», II, 2). Read more
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Discernment is indispensable when searching for one’s vocation in life. More often than not our vocation is not obvious or evident at first but rather something we come to understand gradually. Discernment, in this case, should not be seen as an individual effort at introspection, with the aim of better understanding our interior make-up so as to strengthen us and acquire some balance. In such instances the person can become stronger, but is still confined to the limited horizon of his or her possibilities and perspectives. Vocation, however, is a call from above, and discernment in this context principally means opening ourselves to the Other who calls. Prayerful silence is therefore required in order to hear the voice of God that resounds within our conscience. God knocks at the door of our hearts, as he did with Mary; he longs to establish friendship with us through prayer, to speak with us through the Sacred Scriptures, to offer us mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and to be one with us in the Eucharist. Read more
Making decisions and guiding one’s actions in situations of uncertainty and in the face of conflicting inner forces is the place for exercising discernment, a classic term in the tradition of the Church which applies to a variety of situations. Indeed, one form of discernment is exercised in reading the signs of the times which leads to recognizing the presence and action of the Spirit in history. Moral discernment, instead, distinguishes what is good from what is bad. Still another form, spiritual discernment, aims to recognize temptation so as to reject it and proceed on the path to fullness of life. The connection of the various meanings of these forms is evident, a connection which can never be completely separated one from the other.
2. februar feires Herrens fremstilling i tempelet, også kalt kyndelsmesse. Dagen markeres også som dagen for det gudviede liv i Kirken, og kallsmessen i OKB, som vanligvis finner sted første torsdag i måneden, er i februar lagt til denne dagen.
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