Pope Francis on discernment: The devil knows how to dress up like an angel. We need vigilance to tell the difference.
In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis speaks about the necessity of diligence when entering the final phase of the journey of discernment.
In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis says the goodness of a choice benefits all areas of our lives, and there are signs to confirm these decisions.
Pope Francis continues his weekly audiences on discernment: Spiritual consolation “is an experience of interior joy, consisting in seeing God’s presence in everything.”
“Do not fear desolation; face it with perseverance, do not evade it,” Pope Francis said in his weekly general audience, continuing on his theme of discernment.
Pope Francis on Bahrain: Why did I visit a small, Muslim country? Three words: dialogue, encounter and journey.
Pope Francis recounts his visit to Bahrain and the interfaith dialogue that occurred there: "Meeting each other and praying together, we felt we were of one heart and one soul."
“We must not remain defeated by a moment of sadness,” Pope Francis said in his Wednesday general audience about desolation, continuing his discussion of discernment.
“The plea for peace cannot be suppressed,” Pope Francis said today. “It rises from the hearts of mothers; it is deeply etched on the faces of refugees, displaced families, the wounded and the dying.”
Discernment is the narrative reading of the good moments and the dark moments, the consolations and desolations we experience in the course of our lives.
Desire is the lack of a reference point that orients the path of life; it evokes a suffering, a lack, and at the same time a tension to reach the good that we miss.