I’ll say this for Vatican documents: they may be intellectually stimulating but they don’t make for fun reading. Like Ignatius discovered in his reading, we might feel more enlivened for having read them, but at the time of the actual reading it seems a chore. But they did try to put a grand ending on this document. One can almost see the “The End” being projected over the final scene. As it encourages us to keep reading the Bible it states, may “the Word of God speed on in triumph (2 Th 3:1) and the treasure of Revelation entrusted to the Church may more and more fill the hearts of men.” (Cue swelling music)
But it does leave us with this great thought. Like the Eucharist, the continual exposure to the Scriptures only aids toward fulfilling us more and making us love it more and more. Eating more and more steak does not make us crave more steak. We eventually tire of that computer game or hearing a song or listening to the election results analysis. But there is such a depth to Scripture and the Eucharist that an entire life focused on studying it will only scratch the surface as it yields life unto life.
Well, that’s it for this document. I don’t know what we will do next week. Guess we’ll see. Until then, as far as Dei Verbum is concerned this is . . .