Dynamic Catholic, Alive!
Many of us have heard the jokes that Catholics don’t read the Bible. While it is true that the sacramental life of the Catholic Church is wonderful and surpasses the power of Scripture alone, it is imperative for us to read and pray with the Scriptures. Jesus, the Word made flesh, reminds us in His words to the disciples how important it is to hear the Word of God, to meditate on it, and to implement its truths into our daily lives. He reminds us of the necessity to be rooted in it and to allow it to become the wellspring from which all of our thoughts, words, and actions flow. We should read Scripture every single day of our lives, whether that means going to daily Mass and listening to the readings, praying lectio divina, or praying a daily Bible verse. St. Jerome once said that ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. We come to a fuller knowledge of and relationship with the Lord when we read the Scriptures. archstl.org/dynamic