Educating for the Lived Gospel #237

Now during those days he went out to the mountain to pray; and he spent the night in prayer to God. (Luke 6:12)

We have been reflecting upon the need for our prayer and our actions to align. Prayer calls forth our truest and best self. Thus, when pondering a significant life choice, if we take that choice in prayer to God we are imitating Jesus – in this instance prior to the choice of the 12 Apostles. After such a period of discernment, the choice that is right for us is one which will leave us feeling at peace.

There are times when we wrestle with choices. It may be that all our options are good. It may be that we need to choose to go out on a limb. Or we are torn between our compulsions and what is truly good for us. We do the young people in our care a service by relating some of this to them as they try to make their own choices. Prayer is not a panacea but it is guides us in the right direction – so long as we’re paying attention!

Have a great week!

Patrick

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