Monday, September 22, 2008

Mystic Monday: Don't Just Read the Word; Let it Consume You

Today's quote is from Dietrich Bonhoeffer on scripture.

The Word of Scripture should never stop sounding in your ears and working in you all day long, just like the words of someone you love. And just as you do not analyze the words of someone you love, but accept them as they are said to you, accept the Word of Scripture and ponder it in your heart, as Mary did. That is all . That is medidation . . . Do not ask "How shall I pass it on?" but "What does it say to me?" Then ponder this Word long in your heart until it has gone right into you and taken possession of you.


1 comment:

Suzanne said...

Oh! I love this and especially since I've been reading Holy Scripture on my own more recently. :)
Have you visited Alexa's blog lately.
She's been hearing some good talks on Theology of the Body and her write-up today was so good that I wanted to tell you to check it out. :) Love ya!