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Definition of Discernment


  1. The act of discerning.
  2. The power or faculty of the mind by which it distinguishes one thing from another; power of viewing differences in objects, and their relations and tendencies; penetrative and discriminate mental vision; acuteness; sagacity; insight; as, the errors of youth often proceed from the want of discernment.

Discernment Quotations

We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment.

My choices, including those related to the day-to-day aspects of life, like the use of a modest car, are related to a spiritual discernment that responds to a need that arises from looking at things, at people and from reading the signs of the times. Discernment in the Lord guides me in my way of governing.
Pope Francis

Love and compassion don't at all have to make us weak, or lead us to losing discernment and vision. We just have to learn how to find them. And see, in truth, what they bring us.
Sharon Salzberg

Discernment is God's call to intercession, never to faultfinding.
Corrie Ten Boom

We need discernment in what we see and what we hear and what we believe.
Charles R. Swindoll
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Discernment Translations

discernment in French is intelligence
discernment in German is Einsicht
discernment in Spanish is discernimiento, entendimiento
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