Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Expanding the Horizons a Little

I’m looking to expand the horizons of my blog.  For the most part, I have stuck to reflections on Scripture because the title of my blog is Sacra Pagina which is Latin for the Sacred Page.  In the medieval context, it referred to much more than Sacred Scripture.  The verses of the Bible were written in the center of the page surrounded by commentaries from the saints, doctors, Church Fathers, and theologians of the past.  The Sacred Page referred to reading the Bible in light of the lived faith of the body of Christ, Sacred Tradition, according to the words of the Apostle, “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.  I praise you because you remember me in everything and hold fast to the traditions, just as I handed them on to you” (1 Cor 11:1-2).  Holding on to the Traditions passed onto us by the saints who lived before us is NECESSARY for understanding the word of God.

I plan on continuing my normal Sunday reflections on the Liturgical cycle, but I also hope to expand into writing another weekly post on a theological topic.  I would like to start first with a series on discernment (I’ve spent quite a bit of the past year reflecting on discernment!).  I hope to make the posts deeply rooted in Scripture and Tradition because as Vatican II says, “There exists a close connection and communication between sacred tradition and Sacred Scripture. For both of them, flowing from the same divine wellspring, in a certain way merge into a unity and tend toward the same end” (DV 9).

Guided by the Word of God and with some help for the Spirit of Wisdom, I hope that I’ll be able to assist you readers in understanding how God personally speaks to us.

1 comment:

  1. Your readers eagerly await the additional posts!