Reminder; Good Christian Charity.. if you truly have the Holy Spirit you would have..


#1

To All of My Christian Brothers and Sisters (Catholic, Protestants, and Orthodox);

I know at times we are guilty of uncharitable post. We should remind ourselves to pray to the Holy Spirit to guide us to the Truth.

The Holy Spirit gives us the Seven Gifts as well as other spiritual gifts. and good Christian virtues. This forum is an open discussion. It is not to debate.

Should you lose your tempter, take a deep breath and ask God for guidance.

We are Christians, we must imitate Christ, whom we all love.

Seven gifts of the Holy Spirit

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*]Wisdom
*]Understanding
*]Counsel
*]Fortitude
*]Knowledge
*]Piety
*]Fear of the Lord
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Ranked in ascending order of sanctity, the seven holy virtues are:

Chastity (Latin, castitas) (purity, opposes lust, Latin luxuria) —
Courage and boldness. Embracing of moral wholesomeness and achieving purity of thought through education and betterment. Practicing proper love and its expression due to one’s spiritual vocation.
Abstinence (Latin, frenum) (self-control, opposes gluttony, Latin gula) —
Constant mindfulness of others and one’s surroundings; practicing self-control, abstention, and moderation.
Liberality (Latin, liberalitas) (will, generosity, opposes greed, Latin avaritia) —
Generosity. Willingness to give. A nobility of thought or actions.
Diligence (Latin, industria) (ethics, opposes sloth, Latin acedia) —
A zealous and careful nature in one’s actions and work. Decisive work ethic. Acting energetically without excessive reflection.
Kindness (Latin, patientia) (peace, opposes wrath, Latin ira) —
Forbearance and endurance through moderation. Resolving conflicts peacefully, as opposed to resorting to violence. The ability to forgive; to show mercy to sinners.
Patience (Latin, humanitas) (satisfaction, opposes envy, Latin invidia) —
Charity, compassion, friendship, and sympathy without prejudice and for its own sake.
Humility (Latin, humilitas) (modesty, opposes pride, Latin superbia) —
Modest behavior, selflessness, and the giving of respect. Giving credit where credit is due; not unfairly glorifying one’s own self.

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*]Word of Wisdom
*]Word of Knowledge
*]Faith
*]Healings
*]Working of miracles
*]Prophecy
*]Discernment of spirits
*]Speaking in tongues
*]Interpretation of tongues
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*]Apostles
*]Prophets
*]Teachers
*]Miracles
*]Healings
*]Helps
*]Administrations
*]Varieties of tongues
[/LIST]

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*]Prophecy
*]Ministry
*]Teaching
*]Exhortation
*]Giving
*]Leading
*]Showing mercy
[/LIST]

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*]Apostles
*]Prophets
*]Evangelists
*]Pastors and teachers
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Reflect on these and pray to the Holy Spirit, and your post will be more charitable.:amen: :blessyou:


#2

Awesome!! Your a very “wise” person and one who really possess the “true” Gift of the Spirit! Praise God for you…


#3

Debate is inevitable when one man says the rock is green and the other says it is black. Especially if both men and the rock are in an entirely dark room!

You ought to be able to expect charity in a discussion forum. But such a place draws catholics at all stages of spiritual growth. You will receive responses here from those who are young and proud and those who are old and wise. And lots in between. Catholics come here to learn the faith as well as to share it. Do not be surprised if someone propose an idea contrary to the Deposit of Faith and people oppose that idea. Some will do it uncharitably. Others will do it with gentility. It’s a community and that means it has all kinds.

Fallen human nature means that we all have the temptation to be defensive or mean spirited against “the Opposition.” It requires Grace and goodwill to resist that tendency.


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