Verbum Domini and I'm loving it. I'm only in Part I. This is just the introduction to the overall exhortation, and exhortation is what it is; it's not an encyclical. I surmise that it is a summary, explanation, and perhaps even Pope Benedict XVI's reflections on the Bishops' Synod in 2008, on the Bible's relationship to the mission of the Church. I'm appreciating how I view the Bible. It's not just history, is it? It's not just stories, nor poetry, or genealogy. Of course Scriptures have all that and more.
This morning a novice sister read the Reading from Hebrews 4: 12-16. It echoes my thoughts.
The Word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart...
and tonight when I Lector, I'll finish with a newer meaning, the concluding words, "The word of the Lord."