Bible Studies completed: Salvation History, Matthew, Psalms/Lectio Divina and Acts. Moving on to 1 Corinthians, which flows naturally after Acts. Again, I can’t say it enough, for those who wish to read the Bible all the way through, at least get a copy of Jeff Cavin’s recommended reading plan outline, which places the order of the books in time and historical order…sometimes it is best to read two or three books at the same time to get the full context. I am also seeing how complex the Bible is, and also a taste of the depth of the Jewish faith, which to me makes Catholicism make more sense. The portrait of who Jesus really was is really coming alive for me, and in some ways it is so radical and against what many Christians see him as. The depth of the rage those against Jesus felt upon hearing Jesus speak would have been incredible….not just in what He said, but how He said it.
Regardless of whether or not you believe in Christianity, to fail to read the Bible like this is seriously missing out….the amount of symbology, parallelism, foreshadowing and character contained in this book is unlike anything I have read….Tolkien tries, but still doesn’t come close (and he knew this). Whether or not you believe, you will see a highly complex book and complex evolution of religion contained in it’s pages….as Jeff Cavins describes it, a love story between God and His people.
Need to improve: go to confession more, make an adoration when I am at home during the week, continue to strive to make it regularly to Mass to be fed, and use my Holy Hours app more to read the readings of the day, especially the psalms to get into a daily rhythm. 19 months ago