Grateful for the Word

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bible, a photo by greatbiblequestions on Flickr.

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God,” (Colossians 3:16).

This reminds me: one of the things which I am doing this Lent is to get back to basics, meaning reading Scripture daily. I think I am very fortunate to have so many different ways to read the Word of God. I can access it on my phone, read it online, read any of my several Bibles, listen to it on CD….

Just think of how things were in the middle ages, before the time of the printing presses, when Bibles were hand copied and very expensive. Then, unless I was extremely fortunate (especially being a girl), I probably would have only had contact with the Word during Mass.

Also, in the spirit of letting the word of Christ dwelling richly within me, I am going to Mass as close to daily as I can manage.

The best part? I don’t even have to wait for Easter to reap the reward! 🙂

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