As I'm following the news on Haiti I have been reflecting on the difference between a step in faith and a step in foolishness. Sometimes they are the same thing, but does that necessarily mean that a risk is always what God wants? For me it comes down to trying to discern what God trying to say to me... and I'm inclined to worry that my own wants or fears are influencing my discernment. When I decided to go to Haiti I worried that my sense of "call" was really my desire to do something adventurous, but then things fell into place so easily and it just felt right. Now, when things are looking much worse in Haiti I am eager to make sure that my discernment is not weighed down by fear.
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