He has discerned the Light

Herb Stahlke hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jul 17 23:16:34 UTC 2008

I don't have the page reference because my copy is at the cottage, but
Stephen Carter used the word in this sense in his book Integrity.


On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 6:27 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
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> Chase Hilgenbrinck, a New England Revolution defender, in a release
> on his decision to retire and enter a Catholic seminary in Maryland:
> "After years of discernment, I feel strongly that the Lord has called
> me to become a priest in the Catholic Church.  Playing professional
> soccer has been my passion for a long time and I feel blessed to have
> successfully lived out this dream.  My passion now is to do the will
> of God, which is wanting only what he wants for me.  Though I will
> miss the game of soccer, I know that I am moving on to something much greater."
> Wouldn't one have years of something else -- contemplation? thought?
> -- before arriving at an instant, a moment of discernment?
> Boston Globe, July 17, C2/3.
> Joel
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