Thursday, July 5, 2012

Your Gifts are Needed

Gifts are given out of love for the good of him or her who is receiving. We are given gifts by the Holy Spirit to bear fruit. And, to each has been given to profit withal. Here's an excerpt highlighting the importance of such charisms ("gifts"):
"By means of these special gifts he equips them and makes them eager for various activities and responsibilities that benefit the Church in its renewal or its increase, in accordance with the text: To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for a good purpose.
"These charisms, the simpler and more widespread as well as the most outstanding, should be accepted with a sense of gratitude and consolation, since in a very special way they answer and serve the needs of the Church."
From the dogmatic constitution on the Church of the Second Vatican Council, taken from the Divine Office