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2: Think of Understanding like the tongues of fire.
Many have had the experience of reading Scripture and seeing a word suddenly leap off the page. You had never noticed it there in that Gospel story before, but suddenly it makes a new sense of the whole thing.
You can illustrate that with a lightbulb above someone’s head — or you can do it the way the First Reading does: “there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them.”
These are the insights that the Holy Spirit’s gift of Understanding gives — not just in Scripture but throughout our lives.