Counsel or Right Judgement

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Counsel or Right Judgement

The gift of counsel helps me choose between right and wrong. It helps me to seek help and advise from the right people.

How can parents encourage this gift in their children?

  • Invent games which help them practice right judgment
  • Help them to think before acting, show them how not to act upon impulse


Holy Spirit, help me choose what is right, especially when I am tempted to choose otherwise. Amen


Saint Bernadette Soubirous

Bernadette’s family was very poor, and she was a sickly child. At the age of 14, she had 18 apparitions of Our Lady in the Grotto of Lourdes. Our Lady taught her how to say the Rosary. Bernadette was ridiculed, her experience of the apparitions was questioned, and she was even threatened with imprisonment. However, her trust in God, her obedience to her superiors, and her heroic faith kept her on the right path. When others might have made unfortunate decisions tinged with pride, she walked the narrow and courageous path of holiness, using right judgement.

Living it!

  • Do not give up when you make a wrong decision, learn from your mistakes!
  • Pray before taking decisions, ask God to help you decide.

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