I am a Catholic Charismatic.
Those are usually words that invite some folks to come in. debating the pros and cons of mmm…mostly the gift of tongues.
I have been avoiding these debates. In another thread Misty said I was like a “gentle breeze”. That is nice because this old redheaded Irish Broad has been known to act like a roaring wind in the past. Then something started happening to me.
It was like I heard the voice of the Holy Spirit telling me that he was the Power behind me, not me the Power behind HIM. He didn’t need a defender, He is God and the Charismatic Renewal doesn’t need one either because it has the Spirit of God guiding and protecting it. HE NEEDS WITNESSES!
They won’t know we are Christians by how we defend the Faith. Oh no, they will know we are Christians by how we love one another.
It is by our Fruits they will know us, not how well we debate.
In fact, we have been well warned not to get into vain arguments and idle talk.
We can and should answer ligitimate questions. However, once they are answered and rejected, we should shake the dust off our feet and go on being GOOD WITNESSES FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT.
This is not to offend anyone. I love you all too much for that. It is just a reminder of what the Charismatic Renewal is all about. It is not about the Gift of Tongues as so many think. That is one small part. If we do not manifest the Fruits, how can we claim to be Charismatics?
Fruits of the Holy Spirit***GAL 5:22,23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. ***