Without knowledge, wisdom is missing
Despite its name, the Gift of Knowledge has nothing to do with information; rather it has to do with insights and perspectives prompted by the Holy Spirit. Because of it the most mundane events of daily life can become revelations of God’s grace.
Through this gift we perceive that the birth of a baby is a revelation of God as are wonders of nature, the Grand Canyon or the Great Teton Mountains. It enables us to comprehend the mystery of the Holy Trinity without being able to fully grasp it.
It is a contemplative gift through which we perceive the experience of God as intimate and always present. Because of the Gift of Knowledge we are enabled to view the world through the eyes of God rather than through the prism of our own desires and emotions. Through divine initiative we see things as they really are and not just as they appear to be.
The gift does not offer some secret knowledge of God given only to a chosen few, that is the heresy of Gnosticism, rather it is freely given to all. We only need to be open to it.
Because of the Gift of Knowledge we see beyond the darkness of pain and suffering and perceive that grace is more powerful than sin.