Discerning the Will of God An Ignatian Guide to Christian Decision Making

ISBN-10: 0824524896

ISBN-13: 9780824524890

Edition: 2009

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Drawing from the timeless methods of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, this thoughtful meditation is enriched with examples and stories that offer practical and profound wisdom for aligning personal desires and goals with God's will. With guidance on recognizing God's infinite love, opening the heart to what God wants, making use of silence, the Eucharist, scripture, spiritual direction, finding clarity, and understanding discernment as part of the overall spiritual life in Christ, this discussion addresses questions asked by many Christians throughout life, such asWhat does God want for my life? Is it time to change jobs?andShould I marry?Focusing on major life decisions, such as marriage and career, these insights can be adapted to any of life's decisions, helping the thoughtful Christian find a spiritually inspired mission.
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company, The
Publication date: 9/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 172
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Introduction: When Faced with a Major Life Choice
Text of St. Ignatius
The Question: Which Choice Does God Want?
The Foundation: God's Infinite Love and Our Response
�We Love Because He First Loves Us�
�To Do Your Will Is My Delight�
The Disposition: Openness to Whatever God Wills
�Whatever You Want, Lord�
�Loved to the Death by Jesus Christ�
Sent by Jesus
The Means
Spiritual �Exercises�
Holy Eucharist
Sacred Spripture
Spiritual Direction
Review of Spiritual Experience
From Preparation to Discernment
Clarity beyond Doubting: The First Mode
�He Could Not Doubt about the Matter�
�This Certitude and Deep Peace�
�There Was No Doubting It�
�It Had Always Been Clear�
First Mode of Discernment: Questions to Consider
An Attraction of the Heart: The Second Mode
�With Deep Devotion and Tears�
�Experience of Consolations and Desolations�
�Again That Consolation Would Be Given Me�
�Only When There Was Peace in My Heart�
�The Room in My Heart�
�When I Was Most Joyful�
�Like a Magnet Drawing Me�
Second Mode of Discernment: Questions to Consider
A Preponderance of Reasons: The Third Mode
A Further Mode of Discernment
A Time of Tranquility
Third Mode of Discernment: First Way
�She Suggested Looking at the Advantages and Disadvantages�
Third Mode of Discernment: Second Way
�When I Took the First Point�
Third Mode of Discernment: Questions to Consider
The Value of the Process of Discernment
Concluding the Process
The Process and Growth
The Process and Grace
The Fruit of Discernment
�And This Gives Me Peace and Joy�
�In Your Will Is Our Peace�
Appendix: Complete Text of St. Ignatius
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