Knowledge is the gift of the Holy Spirit that helps us to determine the purpose of our lives and to take action to live out our God-given mission. Working in conjunction with wisdom and understanding, knowledge allows us to gain information in order to understand God and contemplate the mysteries of our faith. We gain clarity or focus to more fully enter into a meaningful relationship with our God and live our call to discipleship. It is more than an accumulation of facts, historical data and rituals, knowledge makes the journey into faith a journey of the heart and not just the head. Psalm 119:11 reminds us that it is the heart not the head that is our guidepost. “in my heart I seek you; do not let me stay from your commandments.” We can more clearly discern our path, our gifts, our challenges, our faith and act accordingly. Knowledge, working in conjunction with the other gifts, fortifies us on the journey toward sainthood.
How have I used knowledge to see where God is working through me?
What is the mission God has charged me with?
Find your stone and add knowledge to your gift basket.
St. Augustine’s Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Breath in me O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.
Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too may be holy.
Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy.
Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy.
Guard me, then O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy.
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