Reading the Bible helps shape and mold us, like a lamp giving us light, it makes us think positively, cast our worries away, gives us joy and a loving heart. It is a good source to grow our faith and be a better person, a mode that can help a troubled society.
We sometimes struggle with our faith because of illness, realities of death, troubles of the heart, loneliness, poverty and financial issues. This can be unbearable at times but for those who have faith and trust in God, the Bible can bring us peace, help us understand and solve our problems in life.
You can rely on this book for its rich and outstanding literature to enlighten, give you wisdom, hope, and compassion for other people. It is the bestseller of all times, sold the longest around the world and translated in different languages. Even hotels provide dwellers with one as they check-in on their journeys–knowing some needed reading one.
Pope Benedict urged Catholics to take their Bible when they go on their holidays, “to have some relaxation and, at the same time, enter into the great expanse of the Word of God and deepen contact with the Eternal. Each of us needs time and space for meditation, reflection and calm.” He said, “We are not made only for work but also to think, reflect, or simply to follow a story with our minds and hearts.”
Narrations in the Bible will send our minds to righteousness and good discipline. It is a doctrine of divine revelations which brings us to the innermost being of God with messages of love and moral lessons, contained in smaller books of psalms, wisdom, parables, historical books, letters, prayers, proverbs and songs.
The Bible, sometimes called the Word of God, includes a compilation of 46 books from the Old Testament and 4 gospel books and letters from the New Testament–of different authors, inspired prophets and apostles–who are witnesses to God’s work and existence. Some are unknown writers or priestly historians. We can even say it is God’s letter to you, dictated to people inspired by the Holy Spirit.
The Bible tells of the events that happened in the past–of creation, about our Father in Heaven, the life of Jesus on earth, the coming of the Holy Spirit to the apostles, of kings and queens from history of old, bringing us to places which we have seen in our pilgrimages, the Holy Land, Cana, Jerusalem, Nazareth, Galilee, Greece, Damascus, Rome.
If you have read the Bible and have gone on this tour, you will be amazed at how the characters in the Bible come to life as you relate to the events in the scriptures and the places you visited.