The second gift of the Holy Spirit is understanding. This gift allows us to comprehend the teachings of the Church. If wisdom helps us make the right choices to live a holy life – to know what is important, understanding helps to know why these things are important. It also helps us to be tolerant of and sympathetic to others. Understanding allows our actions to support the choices we make using wisdom as it opens our hearts, minds and eyes to the needs of others.
Think of people you interacted with recently.
How were they doing?
Why do you think they were doing well or struggling?
How might you help others?
Good and gracious God, help me to always hear your voice and use these gifts to do your will. Amen