Gift: Knowledge – With the gift of knowledge, we understand the meaning of God’s Revelation, especially as expressed in the life and words of Jesus Christ. A person with knowledge is always learning more about the scriptures and Tradition
Reading: We* ourselves heard this voice come from heaven while we were with him on the holy mountain. Moreover, we possess the prophetic message that is altogether reliable. You will do well to be attentive to it, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. (2 Peter 1:18-19)
Observation: For those of us that have had a mountaintop experience, it is encouraging to hear these words in scripture telling us that we must be attentive to the prophetic message that we received there. The message may be as simple as the fact that we know that God exists, but it could be as amazing as the God of the universe wants to have a relationship with us, and He wants to show the power of the Holy Spirit through our hearts, hands and minds.
Personification: Generosity I used to think of the fruit of generosity only in terms of the amount of money that I was willing to part with, to help someone else live. Don’t get me wrong, I still think that is an important part of displaying the fruit of generosity in my life. However, I hear this reading today calling me to display the type of generosity that comes from emptying out your entire will and self for others.
Prayer: Lord, help me to empty myself out for others and be willing to share the mountaintop experiences as well as the difficulties in my life, to help share the prophetic message of Jesus Christ to the world. I ask this, as always, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit..Amen!