Discerning with Desires

Discern your desires and factor them into your decision-making.

May 12, 2021

Desires are bad! At least that’s what Catholics tend to believe. You might think your desires are opposed to what God wants, so you have to ignore them or put them aside.

But your desires are actually a big part of the equation if your life is going to give the greatest possible glory to God. In this episode, we explain a healthy way to discern your desires and factor them into your decision-making.


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  1. John Howland says

    Thanks Matt and Erin! This podcast on desire led me to a very fruitful meditation this morning with the Lord. I’ve been trying to help 20 tenants in a building owned by a slumlord. In trying to help I’ve taken the path of retaliation–but this morning I realize there’s another path–of love and reconciliation. And I see that that is the Lord’s desire–and mine (untwisted).

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