alan29 wrote:And more often those charisms are absent.
Or latent or nascent, perhaps.
And that's where formation and training is SO important.
I am naturally fairly musical, but have absolutely no formal musical or liturgical training. Neither, when I was asked to start our music group, was any reading - never mind training - suggested or offered. It's only because I'm OCD that I started to research, discovered this forum, etc., etc. The more I discovered, the more I wanted to learn and understand and thus inform my ministry as well as others in the music group. But I could quite easily have just produced a hymn sandwich every week and absolutely nothing would have been said.