Msgr. Esseff addresses the importance of following the will of God and the need for proper discernment. What is “proper” discernment? How do we know it is actually God speaking in our hearts and not our own desires or the voice of the enemy? Do we take the time to truly listen? Do we seek proper affirmation and direction? These are just some of the questions addressed in this teaching.
Gospel lk 2:36-40
the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher.
She was advanced in years,
having lived seven years with her husband after her marriage,
and then as a widow until she was eighty-four.
She never left the temple,
but worshiped night and day with fasting and prayer.
And coming forward at that very time,
she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child
to all who were awaiting the redemption of Jerusalem.
When they had fulfilled all the prescriptions
of the law of the Lord,
they returned to Galilee,
to their own town of Nazareth.
The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom;
and the favor of God was upon him.