Tuesday, August 2, 2011


*This post was written by guest blogger Isaac.


The Gifts of the Holy Spirit are wonderful gifts given to us by the
Paraclete.  They were first written down in the book of Isaiah, all of
which were written by the prophet through the power of the Holy
Spirit... quite fitting...  These gifts are given to each Catholic through the
sacrament of Baptism and are strengthened through Confirmation.  They
are cultivated by the receiver throughout their entire life. The entire
point of these gifts are to give courage to the faithful so that they can
better proclaim their faith in Christ, the Son of God. My personal
favorite is Knowledge.  This gift in particular is bestowed on everyone
in different ways.  It is, all in all, an amazing gift that can be unwrapped
throughout your entire life.
Knowledge is more than just memorizing facts and rattling off
random statistics.  True knowledge is a very simple gift from the
Paraclete; it is simply knowing the meaning of God.  Knowing who God
is, what He does for us, how He takes care of us, and above all - how He
intimately loves us.  Knowing God deepens the relationship of the
average Catholic with his Lord and Savior, for by knowing and
understanding Him who made you, one can take a plunge of faith and
travel into the depths of God's love and then understand what it means
TO love.  Like a cavern-diver exploring the deepest nooks and crannies
of an ancient sinkhole, Catholics everywhere should lower themselves
into the Father's embrace.  May this wonderful gift of the Holy Spirit
bring each and every Catholic out there to a fuller, more loving and
gentle, relationship with his neighbors


  1. Welcome Isaac.

    Thanx Karinann.

    God bless.

  2. Isaac,
    I love "plunge of faith" and "travel to the depths of God's love..."
    Great post. God bless.

  3. Isaac,

    Recently my prayer has been for the gift of knowledge, to know God and the love he has for me and for others. This is such a beautiful reflection.

    Thank you.

  4. Thank you all for the kind and wonderful comments. Hopefully my next post will be just as good and the Holy Spirit will inspire me again!

    God Bless

  5. Welcome aboard, Isaac! Thank you, this post was excellent and I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts. God bless!