One of the greatest gifts of the Church to the world is sacred Scripture. And yet those same sacred words can become so commonplace that our eyes glaze over when we read them, or our minds wander when we hear them read again and again at Mass.
But Scripture is and must be more than words for us. It is more than history, wisdom and poetry. Scripture is an opportunity for encounter with our triune God. Read prayerfully and with the guidance and spark that can only come from the Holy Spirit, ancient stories bring God alive and burning within us. We open ourselves to the fire of transformation when, like the disciples on the road to Emmaus, our hearts are inflamed by that divine meeting with Jesus.
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