Monday, February 22, 2016
My Letter From God
'The Bible is a letter from Almighty God to His creatures.' (Pope St. Gregory)
'Indeed, God's word is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword. It penetrates and divides soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the reflections and thoughts of the heart.' (Hebrews 4:12)
Scripture 'is inspired; light and power go out from it to enlighten and strengthen souls that are upright and sincere. Happy are they who meditate on it every day. They drink at the very well-spring of Living Waters. We can never find a more fruitful source of meditation than the words of the Divine Word Himself, as recorded in the Gospels, lending themselves as they do with equal ease to the first lispings of the soul beginning to see God and to the enraptured outpourings of the soul that has found Him.' (from Fervorinos From Galilee's Hills by a Religious, Pelligrini, 1936, p. 24)
From first lispings to enraptured outpourings.... and with stammers and cries in between... I have prayed with Scripture and memorized Scripture and clung to it as if it were a life raft (because, of course, it is).
- Here are a few places where I find Scripture to pray with daily:
- Mass readings for the day (found by clicking here)
- Divine Office (found by clicking here)
- How do I pray with Scripture? I find the following (very brief) video helpful when I need a refresher as to 'how.'
(Video teaching by Jeff Cavins)
'Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ.' (St. Jerome)
Painting at top of post: Lorenzo Lotto, 'Fra Gregorio Belo di Vicenza'