What Are Charisms and How Can They Be Useful?

Discipleship has become a popular topic in the Catholic world these days. A leading proponent of Catholic discipleship is Sherry Weddell. Identifying and utilizing the charisms of the faithful is one component of discipleship that has long been ignored. Charisms are not natural talents, but are gifts, abilities, given by the Holy Spirit for service to others. They have a supernatural quality. For example, administration, encouragement, intercessory prayer, leadership, music, service, teaching and writing are just a few of the charisms that exist in our parishes. Deacon Tim and Cyndi discuss the need to identify our charisms and put them to work in building up the Body of Christ.