posted on Aug, 3 2004 @ 03:36 PM
I am a Roman Catholic. God has granted me many graces and gifts, amongst them:
high degree of emphathy
to be an instrument of His healing power
ability to forgive and forget
ability to see positive things in everyone
ability to see people and life through Christ's eyes
no desire for materialistic things
a calling to be an intercessor in prayer for others for their healing
The 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit are:
Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety and
Fear of the Lord.
The 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit are:
Charity: Love for God above all things for His own sake, and for our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God.
Joy, Peace, Patience, Goodness, Mildness, Faith, Modesty, Chastity,
Benignity: The virtue of kindness and the quality of understanding sympathy and concern for persons in need. It is shown in affable speech, generous
conduct, and forgiveness for injuries sustained.
Longanimity: Extraordinary patience under provocation or trial; also called "long suffering". Longanimity includes forbearance and restraint in
Continence: The virtue by which we control unruly sexual passions. It generally refers to chastity by the unmarried. Within marriage, it refers to
abstinence from the marital act, whether voluntarily agreed or forced by circumstances. Continence is related to the virtue of temperance.
Some other exampls of gifts from God include:
healing, salvation, working miracles, grace, repentance, prophecy,
speaking in tongues, interpretation of tongues, discernment of spirits, dream and vision interpretation, gift of imparting spiritual blessings,
leadership, skills, talents and abilities.
Personally I think the greatest gifts are: life, children and friends.
The 4 Cardinal Virtues are temperance, prudence, justice, and fortitude.
The 7 Capital Virtues include temperance, humility, liberality, brotherly love, meekness, chastity, and diligence.
The 7 Capital Sins are pride, avarice, envy, wrath, lust, gluttony, and sloth. They are called capital because all the sins of commission and
Sometimes we take for granted gifts from God, such as having an income, a roof over our head, food in our bellies and security. When I spotted the
moon today in the morning sky, I thought about all the colors and light of the sun and amazing clouds, and I believe the earth is a gift from God to