Exploration of Your Spiritual Gifts- Growing in Wisdom
Do we start with action and move to awareness? Or does awareness lead us to act? It depends on how you look at it. ‘Feeding the Hungry’, ‘Visiting the Sick’ are among a long list of good deeds commonly known as the Corporal Works of Mercy. In various Scripture passages, such as 1 Corinthians 3, and Ephesians 3, Paul invites us to look at our own spiritual gifts and to ‘tend the garden’ of our spiritual life. Sharing your goodness with others in volunteer service can help you more that you realize, for the rewards of ‘feeling good’ and ‘finding purpose’, and ‘making a difference’ are what come back to you. So, take time to explore your own spiritual gifts, your own goodness, in prayer and reflection, each day– wherever you are, and however you pray– and reap the rewards both of doing for others and strengthening your Spirit. Feel free to visit campus ministry or find a spiritual guide if you wish to share your story, confidentially. You might want to join a faith- sharing group. In short, while at Trinity, grow your sense of Be-ing while you are busy about doing so much study and social involvement and outreach. Feed the hungry and visit the sick, and reach out to others whom you might otherwise not meet; reflect on that, pray on that….. and feel your Spirit grow!
One of the founders of Trinity– Sr. Euphrasia (Ella Taylor, from Richmond, VA)– recounted how her father’s last words to his daughter were these: “Wisdom is more valuable than gold!” And she grew to possess many spiritual gifts and much wisdom, right?