I’m glad to hear that the bishops of the world will gather later this year (October) with Pope Benedict XVI for a Synod on the Bible. This will be a good opportunity for Catholics to reflect on the role of Scripture in our formation. For too many Catholics, the Bible has been kept at arm’s length, causing us to miss out on the power of God’s Word in Scripture. Catechists are at the forefront of integrating Scripture into the lives of young Catholics. We ourselves need to do all we can to learn more about Scripture so that we can help those we teach to gain access to the transforming grace that comes to us from the Living Word.
How’s your relationship with the Bible these days?