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Today's Gospel + short theological explanation

Wednesday of the Second Week of Advent

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Gospel text (Mt 11:28-30): Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for your selves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden 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.