On Sunday, we heard from Jesus’ own mouth that we need to keep His word, yet that’s incredibly difficult to do when we never even crack open His Word (the Bible). Catholics get a bad rap for their Bible knowledge despite reading it (or at least listening to it) every time we go to Mass. If we go to Mass every Sunday, we’d hear almost half of the Bible over the course of three years. If we went every DAY, we’d hear almost the entire thing.
In a survey I conducted of our parents here at the parish, most respondents stated that they rarely (if ever) read Scripture as a family. We find it difficult at times to hear God speaking to us, yet we rarely turn to His Word! He speaks to us through the authors of the Bible. That is His word! To keep it, we actually need to know it. Get reading.