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Less-conspicuous gifts of the Spirit

Elder Marvin J. Ashton

Less conspicuous gifts of the Spirit, as taught by Elder Marvin J. Ashton

Elder Marvin J. Ashton, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles from 1971 until his death in 1994, taught that God’s spiritual gifts that are “less conspicuous” include the gifts of:

  • Asking
  • Listening
  • Hearing and using a still, small voice
  • Being able to weep
  • Avoiding contention
  • Being agreeable
  • Avoiding vain repetition
  • Seeking that which is righteous
  • Not passing judgment
  • Looking to God for guidance
  • Being a disciple
  • Caring for others
  • Being able to ponder
  • Offering prayer

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