The saints are the true interpreters of Holy Scripture. The meanings of a given passage of the Bible becomes most intelligible in those human beings who have been totally transfixed by it and have lived it out. Interpretation of Scripture can never be a purely academic affair, and it cannot be relegated to the purely historical. Scripture is full of potential for the future, a potential that can be opened up when someone "lives through" and "suffers through" the sacred text.
Joseph Ratzinger, Jesus of Nazareth:From the Baptism in the Jordanto the Transfiguration
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Well Said: True Interpreters of Scripture
From my quote journal.