Most Christmases my family breaks out a pinata…. yep, a pinata. What’s more fun than confusing the daylights out of someone and then letting them whack at an allusive paper mache animal while we all laugh at them? As I ponder, though, the whole scene isn’t too far off from what seems to be my life of discernment.
There are times when I know that I know that I know, but they are few and far between. Most times it’s guesswork with a varying degree of 10%-50% certainty.
How do you know what you’re doing is right? How do you know you’re on the right track? And why does God not make it clear…or is it me that cannot see clearly?
In this confusing state, I have found Bishop Reuben Job’s book 3 Simple Rules to be helpful: Do No Harm, Do Good, Stay in Love with God. If you can follow these you’ll certainly be wrong at times, but you’ll ultimately be right.