21 January 2021

Jessica Fahy on Spiritual Tips for Finding the Truth

"There is no doubt that since the coronavirus appeared there's been a heightened swirl of confusion and contradiction about so many issues in the world and even between clergy in the Church. With the way things have been going, I think it's safe to assume it might just continue in this pattern.

"A thought had passed through my mind in which I wondered: Maybe, in Divine Wisdom, God is allowing great confusion & contradiction in order to sift our hearts & see who desires truth. Now, I do not claim to know how God operates and His reasons why… 

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts: nor your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are exalted above the earth, so are my ways exalted above your ways, and my thoughts above your thoughts. [Isaiah 55:8-9]

"Yet still, perhaps it might be helpful to consider spiritual 'traps' that might create obstacles to knowing the truth and spiritual 'tips' and virtues which might help us see truth more clearly. . . ."

In a recent commentary, writer Jessica Fahy reflects on some spiritual obstacles to knowing the truth (including pride [not wanting to admit one was wrong or doesn't know everything and/or fear of being embarrassed or made the fool of]; a lack of a desire to want to know the truth about a matter, especially if it contradicts one's previously held thoughts; and attachment to the things of this world, which we're sometimes willing to compromise truth for.

To access Ms. Fahy's complete post, please visit:

Spiritual Direction: Spiritual Tips for Finding the Truth (19 JAN 21)

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