|Charisms & Conversion|
|Written by Sherry|
|Sunday, 11 March 2007 23:54|
A discussion of charisms, Called & Gifted and even Intentional Disciples from David Schutz of Melbourne, a former Lutheran pastor turned Catholic, with the able assistance of our AU Co-Director, Clara Geoghegan.
As Clara puts it so well:
"I agree with you in that Baptism and Confirmation are the only sources of spiritual gifts. Unfortunately many in the Catholic charismatic movement have been exposed to Pentacostalist theologies and have adopted the term 'Baptism in the Spirit' to explain the phenomenon that not all Baptised Catholics appear to manifest their charisms. The terminology is wrong, but they are trying to name that event which alters the consciousness of Christians and places Jesus at the centre of their lives. To my mind it is a conversion experience - dramatic for some, or part of an ongoing conversion for others."