The Gift of Understanding leads our spirit and mind to “penetrate to the very core of reveled truths” (Fr. John Hardon).
St. Thomas Aquinas points out some ways the Gift of Understanding can lead us closer to God:
1) Understanding reveals the hidden meaning of Sacred Scripture
2) Understanding reveals the mysterious significance of symbols and figures
3) Understanding reveals spiritual realities under sensible appearances
Often times in life we do not understand why things happen or how God is working. The Gift of Understanding gives us the graces that we need to look beyond our own understanding and see how God is working during times of confusion.
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