B16 says in Jesus of Nazareth, “The Scriptures can only rightly be interpreted in the lives of the saints.”

Doesn’t that just kick you? Not first and foremost textual criticism. Not redaction criticism. Not the historico-critical method. Not psychological interpretations or feminist interpretations or lesbi gay trans reading. Not the Schofield reference Bible or Mrs Baker Eddy or the Watchtower or the five points of Calvinism or whatever else interpretative method you want.

Scripture is rightly interpreted in the lives of the saints. I love it. Scripture is a living book of the Holy Spirit and it is through the life of the Church and the teaching of the Church and most of all in the Truth incarnated lives of the saints that the same Holy Spirit who inspired the Scriptures is at work in the lives of ordinary men and women, and therefore still at work in the world.

  • Jon

    Lol you should’ve seen my face when passing through the RSS feed of your blog. I was thinking “For me? we hardly know each other! I’ve only posted once!” As it turns out I would say that this post definitley rings true. I just finished reading St. Bonaventure’s Life of St. Francis not too long ago, very inspiring. I mean We are not all saints in the venerated sense but one can always try.

  • Theocoid

    Analogia fidei and all that…