Awareness is the first gift of the Holy Spirit, especially Awareness of Him as a personal friend. He would not speak of Himself. The word He conveys is that of the Abba and that Word is Jesus Christ. However the human words that communicate Jesus the Word to us comes in the manner of gifts – say words of Wisdom, Knowledge etc. The gifts as recounted by St. Paul in Ch.12 of 1 Corinthians must be seen in a new light as gifts given us by the Spirit as we go along in our daily lives.
Fr. Siri Oscar Abayaratne.