Discernment: Day 3

Continuing in the last vein as I work to define in some manner what discernment is, Merriam Webster had this definition: the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure; an act of perceiving  and the ability to see and understand people, things, or situations clearly and intelligently.

With the Google definition parsed out, it then leads to the idea, of personal perception with out subjectivity allowing an unforeseen answer to arise. Merriam Webster seems to add that this ability is a quality, an innate sense that one has or doesn’t. After all, if you have a quality, a characteristic or feature that allows you to discern, that would imply that not everyone can or does discern. What is discerned, according to Merriam Webster, has a sense of clarity and intelligence. The discernment must hold value and make some sense.

So objectively opening to an awareness of a path that was unforeseen and is clear with the factor of making sense could be the long version of discernment.

Getting it.

Finding a way.


These are the short versions of discernment. And then there is the factor of faith. When one believes in God, we believe that this objectivity associated with discernment is the letting go of my will and allowing, seeking, and opening to God’s will.

and my five minutes is up.

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