Group Discernment: How | Discerning God in Community Episode 05
Host: Steve Macchia, Guest: David Vryhof
“We’re all trying to listen deeply to what God wants of us throughout the entire prayerful process.” – David Vryhof, SSJE
Prior to group discernment, it’s important to follow guiding principles: does the group have a stated covenant? Do we all share a faith view of reality and willing to be led by God prayerfully? Are we willing to bathe the process in prayer, laying aside our preconceived ideas, have holy indifference and an openness to consider various opinions? Will we honor one another, listen well, contribute positively, pause frequently, affirm silence to help us slow down when needed? From that unhurried, prayerful attentiveness, we enter a guided process with joy and gusto.
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