Discerning, Discerning, Discerning

Wouldn't it be nice if God simply took out a billboard along our daily route that stated in 5 foot high lettering the answer to our prayers? Alas, not so.

Dear Husband and I are still discerning what to do regarding our parish situation. We've visited a new (really, a brand new!) parish near us, and the pastor himself warmly invited us to join. We do like it there, and the pastor is not only inviting, but a sound homilist. We also know that as a new parish, our gifts of time and talent will be welcomed.

But it's so tough to leave our old parish. Our friends are there. We've celebrated so many sacraments there. It's a good place...but perhaps not the place for us.

We don't want to straddle the fence. We want to make a decision. We just wish it were an easier one.

Maybe that the point: God is showing us the way, but it's a hard way and we are still resisting a bit. Another narrow path, another road that requires carrying a cross.

2 comments:

  1. We're still discerning, too. Going to a different church for All Saints' Day. Praying for you! ~ Rosemary in Ohio

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  2. Thanks, Rosemary! Praying for you too. It's so hard!

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