Yesterday, the USCCB released a new edition of the Bible with revised texts. This is not something that happens that often. But on a personal level, I don’t know about you, but the more I read Scripture the more the words seem to change in my Bible.
I know that in reality the words aren’t changing, it’s me that is changing and with each new read I discover a whole new way of looking at them. As Catholics we hear the entire Bible proclaimed at Sunday Mass every 3 years. If you attend daily Mass you hear the entire Bible proclaimed every 2 years. Strange how many times reflecting on the same passages we just read, that the meaning at times is often new or different.
If we allow ourselves to continually strive to go deeper into our faith, how can we not be changed? How can we not find new meaning in the words that have changed Theologians, Scripture Scholars, countless numbers of Saints and sinners like us who have turned to the Word of God for direction and nourishment?
If you work with young people, make sure that you introduce them to Scripture. Lectio Divina, Bible Studies, Lectionary based groups and talks that most of the time allow Scripture to be proclaimed openly as you help young people understand the love that God has for them. After all, what is the greatest love story ever written?
The Bible – nothing has or will ever top it!