One day a young executive asked the company president how he does such a good job running the company, because each year it is more successful. The president answered, by making good decisions. The junior executive asked him how he learned to make good decisions. The president replied, because I have a lot of experience. The younger man asked how he got that experience. With a smile the company president said, by making bad decisions!
Life’s choices can be very difficult at times. Jesus asks us to be led by the Holy Spirit. We won’t always know all of the consequences of our decisions. We won’t always know exactly what we should do or how we should react. We may not even know exactly what God wants us to do. Yet we step out in faith knowing God is leading us. All he asks is that we try to listen and discern the prompting of the Holy Spirit within us. That means we have to devote time to God to know his mind.
St. Ignatius of Loyola taught that if we love Jesus and are trying to make him the center of our lives, we can be confident we are making our decisions in the best possible light, which is the light of faith. Over time we will get better discerning which decisions bring us closer to God and which ones move us away from him.
Life is full of difficult choices. However Jesus is with us, he loves us, and he surrounds us. He is there to help us make the best decision we can. May we trust in Him !
St. Joseph, pray for us !
DeColores, Deacon Doug
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Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit GUTD.net and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.