Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Hope Echoes--Charisms Introduction
There are many gifts of the Holy Spirit. They can also be called charisms. At Baptism we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit. They are given to all of us who are Christian. I am going to begin by talking about the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit that are generally recognized and accepted. These gifts are generally labelled--wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord.
These gifts are both scripturally based and found in Christian tradition. The seven gifts are a good jumping off point if you will for understanding, accepting and employing the Holy Spirit in your life.
My intent is to report information found in these sources--The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit by Mitch Finley, Holy Spirit Make Your Home In Me by George Montague, and probably a few other source which I will list as I use them. I have way too many books on this subject. (It is the librarian in me.) So, next Wednesday I will talk a little about wisdom.