I heard this on September 17, 2010 and have been meaning to blog about it ever since. Two years later, I gained the courage to finally put it down on paper. As a Catholic, our faith and foundation is based on Christ's teachings in scripture. It is a pillar of truth. However, it is our (well at least my) Achilles Heel. Bible reading is my weak spot and quoting scripture is definitely not my strongest quality. That's okay though. I've come to a point in my faith where I am now comfortable to read it as much as possible on a daily basis and at least talk about it. I can at least speak to many of the teachings that are relevant to conversations I have with others. If they wanna see it themselves, I know I can just say, "Ok, hold on. I'll find it for you." It's better than me going "uhhmmm....yeah" then walk away. YaknowwudImean??
So that said, ignorance of scripture truly is ignorance of Christ. If we don't base our lives on the word of God, then we're basically ignoring His love and trying to make it on our own.
I'm grateful for a friendship I was recently a part of. He really challenged me to read the bible daily, starting with Psalms. I enjoyed praising God in this way and really finding myself relate to those of the past. Now I'm slowly digging into the Gospels.
Day by day, I continue to challenge myself to read scripture and reflect on it as it pertains to my daily life. Soon not only will these words in a book be known to others through my words, but I pray it will be reflected in my daily actions.