The WORD OF GOD is the BOOK Of LIFE
The ceremonial and liturgical reading of the Book of the LAW (Word of God) invites us into the beautiful meditation called "Lectio Divina" - Divine Reading a traditional practice of the Benedictine monks and nuns. Ezra, brings to life the discovered Word of God and read it from morning till evening for the people to ponder, masticate, reflect, digest, eat and swallow as life giving prescription. The amount of time we spend reading our text messages, Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp, and email messages is alarming and yet we hardly spent time everyday to read the bible. The implication of this is that we are ignorant of what the bible or inpatient to spend quality time reading and listening to His word. "Ignorant of the Scripture is ignorant of Christ" -St. Jerome. Pope Pius X said that the more we read the bible, the stronger our faith becomes. Even, President George Washington said that it is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible. In the words of Emperor Napoleon, "the bible is not a book; it is a living being, with an action, a power, which invades everything that opposes its expansion, behold. It is upon this table, the Book, surpassing all other, i never omit to read, and everyday with same pleasure." Spend some time daily to feed yourselves with the Word of God.
BY REV. FR. STEVE OSCAR OKEKE