Saturday, 23 April 2016

Spiritual Direction

In the Acts, the incident of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch offers a simple but profound analogy for spiritual direction - for that matter any discernment process.

  1. The felt need of the eunuch for a better, clearer understanding based on a sincere desire and a prior attempt to learn. 
  2. The competence of Philip to be able to grasp the eunuch's present situation, and offer him a holistic explanation and guide him to a deeper meaning. 
It is always a three dimensional process: the willingness on the part of the one seeking and the competency of the one offering.  Overseeing this whole process is the Holy Spirit! 

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