We do have these gifts but need to pray that they increase in each of us and especially I am praying for our new President, the Vice-President, Congress, and all who are in government positions may really feel an infusion of all seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.
This blog has made a serious effort not to discuss politics, but this is a moment when we need to pray that those who govern our country will really focus on the common good. I was going to ask all of us to pray today for the gift of wisdom, but then thought it is better to pray for an increase of all seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. We can also pray for the fruits of the Spirit to be manifested in our lives. With the many deaths surrounding us, we need to pray to keep the gift of joy. I think peace, joy, and gratitude are essential for each of us to cultivate during this pandemic.