Gifted for the Common Good
"Gifts become dangerous or crippled or both if we are boasters, whiners, and complainers who are trying to use them in a competitive, jealous way. This doesn’t only happen when you feel superior to others; it can also happen when you feel inferior. Maybe you’ve set impossibly high standards for yourself and when you fail to reach them you go around despising and condemning yourself. Ask the Holy Spirit to cleanse you of competitiveness, comparing yourself to others, self-exalting bragging, and self-condemning whining, and you will discover gifts that you never dreamed you had." - Jack Miller on 1 Corinthians 12:7. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.