What is discernment?
When one hears the word “discernment,” one automatically thinks that discernment is for those who just want to be priests or religious. Or that discernment is about making the decision of one’s vocation. This isn’t the case. Discernment is for everybody, and it is an invitation to truly listen to the Lord speak and understand Him. It is not so much about “getting to” the destination or the final decision, but rather about inviting God into our lives. It’s not only about allowing Him to lead, but also allowing Him to be with you. Discernment is about journeying with the Lord and seeking His will throughout life’s choices, such as choosing between different career paths, study disciplines, involvement in parish life, and vocational decisions in life.