Discernment of Spirits Overview … and a Guide to Lectio Divina
Divine Intimacy Radio Show and Podcast
June 24, 2016
Description of the show: In this broadcast, Dan Burke and Melissa Elson do an overview of the discernment of spirits. In their discussion, they examine the characteristics of God working in the soul versus the characteristics of Satan attacking the soul. They also explore the practice of meditative prayer known as Lectio Divina.
Topics/Questions covered in the show:
- What characteristics does God exhibit while working to bring a soul out of mortal sin?
- What characteristics does Satan exhibit while trying to keep a soul bound to mortal sin?
- What characteristics are exemplary of a soul experiencing spiritual consolation or desolation?
- How does one approach the meditative prayer method of Lectio Divina?
- What is an example of this practice?
- Spiritualdirection.com – website
- EWTN Global Catholic Radio
- Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation
- EWTN Religious Catalogue – online
- The Discernment of Spirits by Father Timothy Gallagher, O.M.V.
- Fire from Above by Dr. Anthony Lilles
- Mark 10:46-52 – Jesus heals Bartimaeus (USCCB Bible link)
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