Sunday, August 31, 2008
Readng the Bible and the Catechism in 365 days
I have been becoming more familiar with who I am as a Catholic woman and the path God has put me on. I feel in the dark some days but little by little I am learning and changing.
What better way to learn about myself through God than to read and become familiar with the Bible?
I have read the Bible before and of course I hear Scripture every Sunday at mass, but I would like a more personal relationship with the Bible and the teachings it holds.
The Coming Home Network has a great recourse for reading the Bible along with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. I printed out the chart with the suggested passage from the Bible and the corresponding paragraphs to the Scripture in the Catechism. Each day for 365 days new passages are given. On the last day I will have completed the whole Bible and the whole Catechism of the Catholic.
Reading the Bible can be overwhelming for me at times. This is perfect because it gives me a plan. All it takes is 20 to 30 minutes of reading a day; I certainly think I can commit to that.
I think this type of plan will also remind me just how much the Catholic Church is in harmony with Sacred Scripture.
Today, Sept 1st, is my start day. If you are interested or would like to join me on the 365-day commitment, you can print out the chart of suggested readings from the Bible and The Catechism here.
“If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32 (NAB)