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Speaking with Deacons

Mar 20, 2023

In this final episode of "What Does God Want?", Dcn. Bob and Dcn. Mike discuss two more "c" words, "Confusion" and "Courage," and wrap up the series by offering practical advice on how to apply these principles in prayerful discernment.

Mar 6, 2023

The last two questions Fr. Mike proposes we need to answer in order to properly discern God will is, "How is it confirmed?" and "Does my heart say 'yes'?" That last one is also known as "conviction." 

Feb 7, 2023

Another tool for discernment is what Fr. Mike called "the consistency test." Is the manner in which you think God is calling you similar to the ways he has spoken to you before? There is often a pattern to the way God communicates with us, and understanding that pattern can help us more quickly identify the voice of God.

Jan 23, 2023

"Will this bring about conversion to God?" Our hearts are being constantly "converted" to many things, and our decisions can either draw us to God or away from Him. In this episode, Dcn. Bob and Dcn. Mike discuss how even "every-day" choices can lead to holiness.

Jan 9, 2023

In this episode, Deacons Bob and Mike discuss the first chapter of Fr. Scanlan's book, "What Does God Want?" The first question we should ask in discernment is, "Does this conform to God's will?"