Oddkin's Thoughts

Gifts-of-the-Holy-Spirit-300x225What’s the greatest gift of the Spirit? It depends who you ask.

For some people, speaking in tongues seems to be the greatest spiritual gift. Some even go so far as to teach that speaking in a previously unknown tongue is the “initial evidence” that a person has received the Holy Spirit – and that those who do not have this “evidence” aren’t really Christians.

Others tout faith healing as the greatest gift, glorying in how many people they have seen healed from pain or illness as a result of healing prayer (usually accompanied by the laying on of hands).

Still others emphasize other gifts such as prophecy or discernment of spirits, listing these as true signs of spiritual maturity.

For Saint Paul, the greatest spiritual gift is love.

“If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a…

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