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Spiritual Gifts: Discernment

Discernment is a gift of deep intuition and insight. Discerning people can separate truth from fiction and know at a visceral level when people are being honest. Deeply sensitive and “tuned in,” those with the gift of discernment are open to feelings, new ideas, and intuition as valid and credible information. Discernment is not irrational, but trans-rational—beyond empirical—knowledge.

Reflection questions:

● How does discernment impact your life at home, at work, in relationships with friends?

● What other gifts best complement discernment, and enable you to increase the value and impact of using your gift?

● In what ways can you deepen and increase your discerning gift?  

● Where do other people see evidence of this gift in your life?

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