The Bible as a Light for our Path
On September 30, 2019, feast of St. Jerome, Pope Francis released an Apostolic Letter, Motu proprio Aperuit Illis instituting the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time as Sunday of the Word of God. We celebrate the Word of God as our Light and salvation. Christ is the Light that shines through darkness. A knowledge of Christ is a light for our path through this land of exile. A consistent study of the Scriptures helps us to know and encounter Christ, our “great light” (Is.9:1; Mt. 4:16), As St. Jerome says, “Ignorance of the Scripture is ignorance of Christ.” Let us embrace a devotional study and prayerful reading of the bible, lectio divina (AI 3). It will throw a Light on our path so we can see clearly God’s plan for us. We are blessed in St. Peter to have in place opportunities to heed Pope Francis’ call to open and study the Word of God.
Blessed Is She women’s bible study was recently inaugurated in our parish. Thanks to Beth Rosborough, Rachel Clark, Jess Capelli, and Michelle Schmitt for organizing this bible based women fellowship in our parish.
Thanks to Mike and Bernie Rydock for leading our parish bible study of First Corinthians in the Fall of 2019. During Lent 2020, they will generously guide through Edward Sri’s No Greater Love, a biblical walk with Jesus from the Garden of Gethsemani to the Mount of Calvary. I encourage you all to register for this bible study program, it will enlighten your journey through the season of lent.
What’s your plan for “learning how to read, appreciate and pray daily with Sacred Scripture”? (AI 3).
Pope Francis’ Aperuit Illis: Vatican.va/content/Francesco/en/motu_proprio/
Yours in Christ our Light,
Fr. Bernard Oniwe, OP