Sunday, May 31, 2009

How Filled Are You

I am kind of tired of the Facebook quizzes. A few days ago, I took the one "How Iowa Are You" - and passed. I didn't like my score, so I took it again and passed again with a spectacular score.

Most of the tests, though, are really ridiculous. What color are you? What 80s sit-com character are you? And, of course, there are some I cannot repeat because they are too foul to put on a Catholic blog.

But, there is one quiz you won't find on Facebook that is appropriate for today - today being the Feast of Pentecost.

How filled with the Holy Spirit are you?

Yes, one can get a pretty good idea. Take a look at the gifts of the Holy Spirit. How many of them do you have? How about the fruits of the Holy Spirit? How is your life going in that area?

We take many of those ridiculous quizzes, but the self-assessment that really matters sometimes is forgotten. So, here's today's quiz. How many of the following do you routinely express in daily living?

Gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, counsel (right judgment), fortitude (courage), knowledge, piety (reverence), and fear of the Lord (wonder and awe in God's Presence)

Fruits of the Holy Spirit: charity (love), joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, chastity


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