Annunciation Vita Dei House
Current Discernment Topic
On this page, you will find a discernment topic that you can discuss yourself or share with the house administrator. The topics will change periodically. Check this page from time to time.
Current Topic: Direction
First, study the photo.
What do you see? What season is it?
Does this photo evoke any feelings? What might they be? Why does it make you feel this way?
There are train tracks in this photo. Do you think that they are used or abandoned? What evidence do you have?
Why might this be a good image to illustrate discernment?
Discernment means figuring out where you are and where you want to go and how to get there. If we try to do this on our own, we often get side tracked. If we ask God's guidance for our discernment, we are more likely to get good direction. Why? Because God answers prayers, especially those that say, "Lord, what do you want me to do? Show me the way."
The train track came from somewhere. What is your past? Where do you come from?
The track is going somewhere. But the viewer has no idea where. Where might you be going? Where would you like to go? Have you asked God if your destination matches His?
Spend at least 30 minutes in prayer about where you are now and where you hope to be in five years. Ask God for clarity. Then pray about this each day by praying at least once a day, "Lord, where do You want me to be? What do You want me to do? Open my mind to Your Will." Amen.
Feel free to share your reflections with the Guadalupe House administrator if you wish. Just contact us via email or phone. God bless you!
If you wish, feel free to share your thoughts with the Annunciation House Administrator. God bless you in your discernment!