I have a friend who claims she has the “gift” of seeing the devil. She is very involved in the charismatic movement and was told by one of her leaders that these visions are a gift from the Holy Spirit in order for her to warn others that the devil is around. Now she is claiming that her 1 yr old daughter has this gift as well. Other gifts she says she has is the gift of tounges and gift of healing through imposition of hands. She sometimes has a spirit of pride feeling she is “special” because of all this. On the other hand, she had her daughter out of wedlock and many times replaces her weekly charismatic group meetings for Mass. I’m not in any way judging her soul but all this seems too strange.
All this has distanced me from her—I’ve been feeling a negative vibe every time I’m around her. We’ve been friends for many years and hate to end our friendship but I also “feel” like I should. I’m still praying about it.