3 Gifts of Spiritual Guides

3 Gifts of Spiritual Guides
(From Bishop Kalistos Ware) Three gifts in particular distinguish the spiritual guide. 1. The first is insight and discernment (diakrisis), the ability to perceive intuitively the secrets of another’s heart, to understand the hidden depths of which the other does not speak and is usually unaware. The spiritual father or mother penetrates beneath the conventional gestures and subterfuges whereby we conceal our true personality from others and from ourselv...