Discernment of Spirits - Fr. John Hardon

Servant of God Fr. John Hardon, SJ
I firmly believe that many of the critical problems today are due not so much to ill will, or malice, but to a failure in discernment. In people not being able to distinguish between the one impulse and the other. And afterwards, once they are caught in the web of demonic temptation, it becomes very difficult to extricate oneself. In the present meditation let us reflect on how we can be more alert to the two ways in which we are being (as it were) worked upon. The two kinds of spirits that either wish to draw us closer to God because the spirit comes from God, or away from God because it is the instigation of the sworn enemy of the Creator. I think we can synthesize the "how", that is, the how we can become more alert to being able to discern between the two. That we can synthesize this "how" in three words: attitude, peace and confidence.
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