August 21, 2022
How can we properly appreciate the magnificent creation that God has made for us, yet without making it an idol? And how can we discern what ideas are in accord with the Revelation Jesus has given us? The Gift of Knowledge sheds light on both of these.
This is the seventh in a series of nine homilies on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. The following are the links to all the homilies in this series:
3rd – The Gift of Piety
4th – The Gift of Fortitude
6th – The Gift of Counsel
7th – The Gift of Knowledge
8th – The Gift of Wisdom
9th – Searching for Wisdom
- Father’s homily gives clarity on how to distinguish between the Holy Spirit gifts of understanding, wisdom, knowledge, and counsel.
- The gift of knowledge helps to properly comprehend all created things, including human ideas about faith and morals, to protect us against error.
- This gift of knowledge enables us to see our own actions and the light of God with a spirit of humility in addition to understanding that this world cannot provide our ultimate happiness.
- This spiritual gift helps us to navigate this world to follow Jesus with the doctrine and the morality that leads to salvation.