Thursday, August 03, 2006
Dei Verbum 26Concluding Dei Verbum, the bishops give one final pep talk for us: In this way, therefore, through the reading and study of the sacred books "the word of God may spread rapidly and be glorified" (2 Thess. 3:1) and the treasure of revelation, entrusted to the Church, may more and more fill the hearts of (people). Just as the life of the Church is strengthened through more frequent celebration of the Eucharistic mystery, similar we may hope for a new stimulus for the life of the Spirit from a growing reverence for the word of God, which "lasts forever" (Is. 40:8; see 1 Peter 1:23-25). This concludes our examination of Dei Verbum. When I return from retreat next week, we'll begin to tackle Lumen Gentium in earnest. The plan will be to post about once a day--that seems to have been a good pace for Dei Verbum, at least till the conference popped up. If you have any overall comments, feel free to add them here.