Fasting and the Gift of Wisdom
The mouth of the just murmurs wisdom. Psalm 37
Fasting and prayer help to perfect our hearts and souls. When we fast, we invite the Holy Spirit in to our hearts and souls, so we will be filled with the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which are: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord.
The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit “complete and perfect the virtues of those who receive them.” (CCC 1831) Infused with His gifts, we respond to the promptings of the Holy Spirit as if by instinct, the way Christ Himself would.
What does it mean to have the gift of