“Discerning Hearts”

Here is an awesome website that has just been added to the Chapter 4 webpage as an additional resource – connecting Discernment with Obedience of Faith.

Not exclusive however to any one chapter, it is a treasure of content for prayer/study/reflection/retreat/inspiration… a place with many rooms where you can wander and stay awhile!

About Fanning The Flame

FTF is a 125th Anniversary Journey of Faith of the Diocese of Belleville through the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults.
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One Response to “Discerning Hearts”

  1. wth3 says:

    Timothy O’Connell, in Principles for a Catholic Morality, defines “moral theology,” as an attempt to “discern the implications for human behavior and to answer the question: ‘How ought we, who have been gifted by God, to live?’” To answer this and the implied question “What does God want me to do?” we need look no further than our faith Tradition and Scripture. It is through Tradition and Scripture and our personal experience of God that we gain insight into the direction of our lives and the choices we make as a result of those revelations.
    Dominican moral theologian, Servais Pinckaers’ definition of Christian ethics places emphasis on the “loving vision of God seen as our true, complete happiness and our final end. This vision is attained by means of grace, the virtues, and the gifts, in the light of revelation and reason.” On the surface this definition reflects the importance of a search for living a life of Christian authenticity. Pinckaers does not directly conflict with O’Connell’s perspective. He only amplifies and refines what O’Connell is saying in his definition.
    Our own experience of God’s creation is a revelation of the incarnation. Our world is precisely the place where salvation takes place” (O’Connell, 32). The question of obligation to others enters into the discussion as we are called to be who we are; human.
    Our humanity and the way we respond to the issues of God’s covenant, our understanding of the Kingdom of God, repentance, discipleship, law, love, the Beatitudes and salvation all are critical to a life view of Christian ethics.

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