Are you in tune with the spiritual “vital signs” that guide your faith?
The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit – wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord – are central to the heart of Christian life.
Father Pagano says these gifts are not mere symbols but active, guiding forces.
“The transforming power of Christ and the Holy Spirit is still with the Church today, transforming the world immediately.”
The guys share how intellectual gifts, like wisdom and understanding, play an essential role in shaping our integrity and approach to life.
The meaning of wisdom is the prudent application of knowledge aligned with Divine Will, Scheel says.
“Wisdom is how we use knowledge. You could have all the knowledge in the world but without wisdom, you can apply them incorrectly,” he explains.
The guys clarify how fear of the Lord means deep reverence, rather than fear of punishment, and that profound love and respect are the signs of a mature faith that should underpin our relationship with the Divine.
“Fear of God is not about being afraid of punishment, but about never wanting to be cut off from Him because of the peace and solace found in His presence,” Scheel says.
The guys also emphasize the importance of being receptive to God’s guidance and encourage listeners to integrate these insights about the Seven Gifts into their daily lives.
“God’s counsel helps us fulfill His will, even with our own sinful pride. It’s about seeing fortunate outcomes from our falls, gaining knowledge, and living the wisdom we acquire,” Father Pagano emphasizes.
This episode is great for anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of the Holy Spirit’s role in their life!
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