Discerning the will of God focuses on God's ways, not ours
by Renae Bauer
In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus first predicts His crucifixion and resurrection to His disciples. To be raised He must die. He then instructs His disciples about a similar path: To follow Jesus they will need to forget themselves. To have eternal life they might need to lose this one.
Perhaps the answer lies in these questions:
- What do you do or who do you turn to when you seek knowledge, guidance or are hurt, angry or grieving?
- Knowing that God is at your side do you manage to go on?
- Is it possible that our individual suffering helps us understand the suffering of others and, thus, allows us to be channels of God’s mercy to the world?