When we become Christians, we want to become saints. But, even if we try to be good, how can we permanently change if we are still the same people as before? Well, we are not the same. Now Christians, the Holy Spirit forms us in preparation for Heaven.
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit are permanent dispositions given by the Holy Spirit that help us follow His promptings.1 They are:
- Fear of the Lord
Fruits of the Holy Spirit
The Fruits of the Holy Spirit are perfections He develops in us in preparation for Heaven.1 They are:
The definition of each of these Gifts and Fruits can be found in the Virtues page.