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Liturgical day: Wednesday 2nd of Advent

Saints December 7th: Saint Ambrose, bishop and doctor of the Church

Gospel text (Mt 11,28-30): Jesus said, «Come to me, all you who work hard and who carry heavy burdens and I will refresh you. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me for I am gentle and humble of heart; and you will find rest. For my yoke is good and my burden is light».

"Divine inspiration" of the "Biblical" authors

EDITORIAL TEAM evangeli.net (based on texts by Benedict XVI)
(Città del Vaticano, Vatican)

Today, we seek relaxation in the "Word of God": is it a safe haven? Any human utterance of a certain weight contains more than the author may have been immediately aware of at the time. This deeper value (and/or meaning) of the word —which goes far beyond its historical moment— pertains most of all to words that have matured in the course of faith-history.

In the case of the "Bible", the authors (inspired by God) are not simply speaking for themselves. The "supernatural inspiration" entails that the author does not speak as a private, self-contained subject. He speaks in a living community and, therefore, in a living historical movement that not created by him, nor even by the collective, but which is led forward by a greater power that is at work.

—O Lord-God, the long road of the "Bible" until the coming of Jesus is a "great advent" that has led man up to the have of the Full Truth.