On the second reading, Paul speaks of the gifts of the Spirit. These gifts are in many ways the same for each of us, yet at the same time they are different because of the diversity among us. These gifts produce service and workings from among us, all of which manifest the Spirit for the ultimate good of all of us. This gift of the Spirit is the consequence of living a new life in Christ.
The gift of the Spirit that Saint Paul talks about is manifested in our community as we struggle to discern, to grow in knowledge and wisdom on how we are going to continuously build this parish in becoming a community of love, where all of us are brothers and sisters to each other.
Let us ask the Holy Spirit to give us that necessary grace so that we can use His gifts for the spiritual growth of everyone in this parish. Together, we will rise above the challenge and bear fruits of love, peace and joy! God bless us all.