When Discernment Becomes an Excuse

If you follow Christ, you care what he thinks, and you seek his “calling” for your life. But how often are those movements of the heart from God—and how often are they from ourselves?

Dr. Edward Sri examines the motivations behind the claim that “I feel called” or “I don’t feel called”—and challenges us to seek God’s will in all things, whether or not we feel like it.

If you’re seeking God’s will in prayer, Dr. Edward Sri has a few tips to get started (or go deeper) in his new study When You Pray: A Clear Path to a Deeper Relationship with God.


Dr. Edward Sri is a theologian, well-known Catholic speaker, and author of several best-selling books. His work with Ascension includes study programs such as A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion and Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother. Several of Dr. Sri’s programs were filmed on-site in the Holy Land, and feature immersive video explorations of the sacred sites where Jesus, Mary, and the Apostles lived and died.

Dr. Sri is the host of the acclaimed Ascension podcast All Things Catholic with Dr. Edward Sri.  Together with Curtis Martin, Dr. Sri is a founding leader of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), of which he serves as senior vice president of Apostolic Outreach.

Dr. Sri lives with his wife Beth and their children in Colorado.

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