Finnegan’s Discernment Journal
September 14, 2023
My spiritual director had been encouraging me to spend more time just listening to God in prayer.
To me, this has got to be one of the most frustrating things that we hear as Christians. We listen, yet God never seems to say anything.
I brought this frustration to Jesus during my prayer time, asking him to; “Teach me to listen.”
After my request, when I looked up at the Eucharist this time, something was different. I was gazing at him and he was gazing back at me.
Without thoughts or words, Jesus and I shared that time together.
These are the special moments that I hold on to in seminary because prayer isn’t always so instantly rewarding. God chooses the proper time to give us consolation according to his providence.
Since we cannot know his divine will, we must always persevere in trust, following him wherever he leads.
“Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” – John 8:12