by Blessed James Alberione
Spend this day in adoration of the Holy Spirit. Grace is a vital principle - indeed, it is life itself - and the exercise of grace is faith, hope and charity. Grace makes natural virtues supernatural, particualarly the cardinal virtues. From it spring the eight beatitudes, which are the beginning here on earth of the happiness of heaven; the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, which perfect our natural energies and elevate them; and the fruits of the Holy Spirit, of which the last and the crown is charity.
What Strikes Me Most Today
OK, I admit it - I had to look up the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. They are: wisdom, understanding, knowledge, counsel, fortitude, piety and fear of the Lord. The fact that knowledge is a gift of the Holy Spirit, and I didn't know the seven gifts, just doesn't sound good. Fortunately, God must have understanding, since it is another of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
What strikes you most today? Click on "COMMENTS" below to share your thoughts.