"In the sacred books, the Father who is in heaven comes lovingly to meet his children and talks with them."
"Listening to the Word: 39. There is no doubt that this primacy of holiness and prayer is inconceivable without a renewed listening to the word of God....It is especially necessary that listening to the word of God should become a life-giving encounter, in the ancient and ever valid tradition of lectio divina, which draws from the biblical text the living word which questions, directs and shapes our lives."
(in the order in which they are heard in the performance)
For more understanding of how the Catholic Church understands and transmits the Word of God and how it encourages Biblical studies, you are invited to examine Dei Verbum.
This was one of the most important documents of the Second Vatican Council and is designed to enhance the experience of reading the Bible.
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