What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit?
QUESTION:What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit?
ANSWER: The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are enumerated in 11:2-3. These include:
- Wisdom - the first and highest gift of the Holy Spirit. This involves the desire to contemplate the things of God.
- Understanding - the gift to grasp the truths and essence of our Faith.
- Counsel - the gift to judge how best to act in any given situation
- Fortitude - the strength to follow through on actions suggested by the gift of Counsel
- Knowledge - the ability to judge all things according to the truths of the Catholic Faith
- Piety - willingness to serve and worship God
- Fear of the Lord - the gift of desiring not to offend God
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