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Sunday, October 19, 2008

More than honey to my mouth

Here's a tip from the Teacher-in-Chief of the Archdiocese of Washington, taken from an interview with John Allen, Jr.:
Allen: If you had one practical thing to suggest to people in terms of spiritual use of the Bible, what would it be?

Archbishop Wuerl: To take a line from the New Testament, every day, and simply carry it with you the whole day. Read it, one line, whatever it is ... 'I am the way, the truth and the life,' or 'I am the resurrection' ... whatever it is, take that and just have that as your personal prayer all day long. It's one way to put the scripture right back into the center of your life.

Allen: Do you do that yourself?

Archbishop Wuerl: Yes. I start every day this way ... I make the sign of the cross, the morning offering, and then take a line. It's just a reminder that this is really what's at issue today. Sometimes when you're sitting there in traffic, you can forget what the issue is.
Nothing like snacking on the word of the LORD throughout the day.

(Link via Whispers in the Loggia.)