Sunday, December 16, 2007

Discernment is like Crock Pot Cooking

Discernment is not a one-off penny in the slot event. It requires an ongoing process and presentation of all that we are.

Discernment usually takes time.

Discernment sometimes comes in a moment of perception but more often it happens like Crock Pot cooking over a good long while.

This means that perceiving directions together is best done when we introduce matters at a meeting and then say, “We’re not going to make a decision tonight. We need to let things stew and allow the goodness to permeate through our minds. We’re going away to reflect, to do some creative brooding and we will make a decision when we are at peace.”

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: “Discernment often happens…like Crock Pot cooking.”