January 20, 2019: ​Reflection for January 20, 2019…Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

by Juanita Harding, Notre Dame Associate

A reading from the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians: 12-4-11.

In today’s reading, St. Paul writes about the different kinds of Spiritual gifts; the gifts of wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, mighty deeds, prophecy, discernment of the spirits, varieties of tongues, interpretation of tongues.

“One and the same Spirit distributing them individually to each person as he wishes.”

How awesome that each one of us is chosen to receive certain gifts to help others and spread the word of God. It’s a reminder of who we are as Christians and why we are here.

After reading this scripture, I prayed about what gifts I have been given, and asked myself, “Am I truly using them to the best of my ability as God intends?”