Still in the glow of Pentecost, we move toward summer, hopefully more aware of the precious gifts the Holy Spirit offers us. It’s not so easy. Words are used loosely today and in trivial ways. Wisdom is a line of clothing; Insight the name of a car. Counsel is bound up in legal terms. Even the word Love is labeled on perfume bottles–petty use of what signifies a most profound reality.
Meanwhile, the Spirit of God lives within us, ready to provide just the gifts we most need in everyday life. They’re not cars or clothing, perfume or legal security. What the Spirit offers makes us truly rich and helps us live life with meaning, joy and peace. Treat yourself to a quick read that explains the Spirit’s bounty, and then ask for the gift that you most need today.