I’ve been reflecting lately on what miracles and gifts have in common. You do not earn them. You cannot perform well enough to deserve them. And they are freely given by the Holy Spirit. In fact, if the truth were to be told, a miracle is a gift. And like all of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, a miracle is a demonstration of the depths of God’s immense love.

The spiritual gifts are given to flow through us as acts of mercy, kindness and love toward others. In other words, we cannot hoard them and keep them to ourselves.

These grace packages are meant to pass through our hands; we are to distribute them as God shows us. Freely we have received, now we freely give (see Matt.10:8).